Thursday, December 24, 2015

December 24th

Here are the stories I shared with friends each December 24th since 2002:
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2015: How the Gift I Wanted Least Became the One I Needed Most


2014: The Candle "And the Darkness Comprehendeth It Not" 


2013: A Christmas in the middle of the Great Depression


2012: A Genius for Giving 


2011: Santa is Real


2010: Shepherd's supper recalls that very first Christmas


2009: Deal with mother makes Christmas sparkle


2008: 


2007:


2006: Grandma's magic: the joy of sharing


2005: St. Matthew's Telling of the Nativity 


2004: The Christmas Story - KJV, Luke 2:1-20


2003:  Mary 


2002: The Christmas Story - KJV, Luke 2:1-20



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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

December 23rd

Here are the stories I shared with friends each December 23rd since 2002:
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2015: Christmas in Captivity: A Story of Survival


2014: The Ill-tempered Snowman


2013: When Magi Camped In Bethlehem  by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson (also sent 15 December 2004)


2012: Where our Favorite Christmas Carols Come from


2011: The Noel Candle  by Clement C. Moore  (also sent 22 December 2005)


2010: The Gift from my therapist


2009: Canceled Christmas gives birth to great tradition


2008: Girls pray for snow, and heavens open


2007: Grandma's magic: the joy of sharing


2006: Tragedy and the True Meaning of Christmas


2005: Grandmother's Gift


2004: The Gift


2003: Will the Christ Child Come?


2002: A Christmas Story  Nativity


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Monday, December 21, 2015

December 21st

Here are the stories I shared with friends each December 21st since 2002:
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2015: Christmas Hardships by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson


2014: Ocean depths fail to dampen spirit of Christmas


2013: Joseph's Letter Home  a Christmas Story by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson


2012: Brown Bag Christmas:  by Pastor Joe McKeever in 2003


2011: The Year of the Dark Christmas


2010: The Christmas We Gave Away


2009:  Christmas Angels
           Davey and the First Christmas


2008: God's Shepherd -- a Christmas Story  by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson 


2007: 'Small gifts generate gigantic joy'


2006: Mom's Christmas Coat


2005: Seeing Jesus (no link yet)


2004: "Christkindchen"


2003: When Magi Camped In Bethlehem - by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson


2002: A Small White Envelope


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Sunday, December 20, 2015

December 20th

Here are the stories I shared with friends each December 20th since 2002:
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2015: Just Detours


2014: The Little Lame Donkey


2013: The Cradle, a Christmas Story  by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson


2012: The Christmas Tree Sale


2011: The Angel Tree


2010: Christmas Under the Snow


2009: Mom's new dress brings tears of joy


2008: A Christmas with No Presents  by Elder James E. Faust


2007: Oprah's Role Models


2006: Faded Photograph  (second story on page)


2005: The Wooden Shoes of Little Wolff


2004: The Year of the Flexible Flyers


2003: A Christmas Story - Jewish Santa


2002: 


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Saturday, December 19, 2015

December 19th

Here are the stories I shared with friends each December 19th since 2002:
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2015: The Anonymous Benefactor - Susan Easton Black


2014: The Prison Camp Violin


2013:  A Christmas Eve Tradition to Remember


2012: Christmas Choir in Nagasaki


2011: To See the Stars: A True Christmas Story of a Son’s Dying Wish


2010: Christmas memory   By Elder Dallin H. Oaks


2009: John Henry Faulk's Christmas Story NPR  mp3


2008: A Dog's Rules for Christmas/ Lost Handbag  humor


2007: We Didn't Have a Tree, Until …


2006: The Missing Baby Jesus
           Baby Jesus  poem about above story


2005:    Last Straw


2004: The Anonymous Benefactor - Susan Easton Black


2003: Our First Christmas Eve


2002: 1-A Christmas Orange
          2-A Christmas Orange (another version)


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Friday, December 18, 2015

December 18th

Here are the stories I shared with friends each December 18th since 2002:
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2015: The Hot Water Bottle ****


2014: Our Pickle-Jar Christmas


2013: Christmas Chimes  --Erma Bombeck ***


2012: A Parable:  THE "OLD ONE"   by Rev. David L. Griffith


2011:  A Promise Kept


2010: Steve’s Christmas


2009: Dear Santa ... from Mom


2008: Christmas morning


2007: A Brighter Christmas!!


2006: The Night Before Christmas - An African Christmas Story -Rev. Pete E. Adotey Addo


2005: The Christmas Woodpile (fiction)


2004: The Horse That Saved Christmas


2003: The Gift of the Magi  - O Henry


2002: Why The Chimes Rang  - by Raymond Macdonald Alden


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Thursday, December 17, 2015

December 17th

Here are the stories I shared with friends each December 17th since 2002:
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2015: Riding dreams on a pony


2014: The Second Greatest Christmas Story Ever Told


2013: The Easter Egg Christmas 


2012: Blue Satin and Love
          The Flight Before Christmas


2011: The Three Skaters


2010: Christmas Angels  poem
          Davey and the First Christmas poem


2009: Favor Johnson - A Christmas Story (NPR storyteller) MP3


2008: Who Are You, Little Boy?  by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson


2007: Psychiatrists' Christmas Carols for Every Diagnosis:  (humor)


2006: Good King Wenceslas 
          Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella
          The Twelve Days of Christmas

2005: Two Red Apples ***


2004: 1-Missing Glasses
          2-A Little Girl's Prayer ****


2003: Christmas Every Day

2002: The Failure Story of John Pierpont



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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

December 16th

Here are the stories I shared with friends each December 16th since 2002:
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2015: Christmas Joy Ride


2014: Sarah’s Everlasting Gift  - page 13


2013: Acts of kindness touched family


2012: Why Be Afraid?


2011: These Memories of Ice...


2010: Turkey flew in the face of lean times


2009: Simple Santa gift brings joy to a child's heart


2008: Christmas Day


2007: The Story of Christmas 


2006: Christmas Express  from Readers Digest Real Life Miracles


2005: Christmas Scripture Quiz


2004: On a Christmas Errand


2003: A Country Tale


2002: A Gift of the Heart


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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

December 15th

Here are the stories I shared with friends each December 15th since 2002:
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2015:  'Ugly' Christmas tree becomes a thing of beauty


2014: Finding a Christmas Angel


2013: My Christmas Eve - Bob Welch (YouTube video)
          A Simple Prayer Method From A Simple Pontiff


2012: An Awesome Christmas Eve


2011:  Freddy  


2010:Vanilla Cremes and Oranges: An Unforgettable Christmas Memory


2009: Flat tires pumped up spirits for Christmas


2008: Arrow to Heaven


2007: Gold, frankincense and nuts


2006: Carols in Colombia (second story on page)


2005: 1-A "Sunshine" Christmas
          2-The Bell Still Rings (Last story on page)


2004: Why the Aspen Quakes and Other Christmas Legends


2003: Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us


2002: 1-The Gift of Love - President Monson
          2-A Boy Learns A Lesson - President Monson


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Sunday, December 13, 2015

December 13th

Here are the stories I shared with friends each December 13th since 2002:
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2015: The Night a Homeless Man Changed My Life


2014: The Night of Oranges


2013: Secret Santa Pete


2012: All I’m Asking For


2011: Christmas in Vietnam, 1969:  A True Story - This story is towards the bottom of the page.


2010: Stolen Christmas


2009: It began in a Manger  by Max Lucado


2008: The Missing Five Pound Note and other humor


2007: A Giving Christmas


2006: Christmas Miracle


2005: Bavarian Christmas - third story on page


2004: The Three Purses - A Legend o Saint Nicholas


2003: The Painting of a Son


2002: The Little Loaf


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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Friday, December 11, 2015

December 11th

Here are the stories I shared with friends each December 11th since 2002:
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2015: The Angel Twin


2014: The Heart of Christmas


2013: The Geese


2012: Promise of a Doll


2011: The Santa Claus Special - the Santa Claus train


2010: Doll with little Arms Warmed Girl's Heart


2009: The Christmas Angels


2008: Far, Far Away... - Mars Christmas story


2007: The Little Girl Who Dared To Wish 


2006: Christmas Family


2005: Lessons Learned At Shepherd's Field


2004: Christmas Travelers  by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson


2003: Promise of a Doll - also sent in 2012


2002: The Faded Blue Blanket


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Thursday, December 10, 2015

December 10th

Here are the stories I shared with friends each December 10th since 2002:
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2015: Gifts for the Poor


2014: Christmas miracles and blessings


2013: Letter from Captain Sir Edward Hulse (12-28-1914) - WW1 Christmas story


2012: A Christmas Prayer - Christmas Eve 1881 (also known as "The Rifle")


2011: The First Christmas Gift  .pdf stories by storyteller, Chuck Larkin


2010: A Christmas Gift


2009: Christmas Family


2008: Fruit-basket delivery is rewarded with a lifelong glow


2007: "He Would Have Bought It for You"


2006: God's Shepherd -- a Christmas Story  by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson


2005: Christmas Loaves and Fishes


2004: Two Dimes and a Nickel


2003: A Christmas Prayer - Christmas Eve 1881  sent also in 2012


2002: Pattern of Love


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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

December 9th

Here are the stories I shared with friends each December 9th since 2002:
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2015: 10 sec reading: My wife and the burnt light - Paulo Coelho
           Christmas tale: the pine tree in St. Martin - Paulo Coelho


2014: Mattie Chitzmats


2013: Sarah Moseley’s After-Christmas Gift


2012: Two Mounties and the Christmas Spirit


2011: Anonymous Gifts (story is toward the bottom of the page)
          In Honor of the Lord 


2010: "A Charlie Brown Christmas"


2009: Beacon of Faith


2008: The Little Red Lunch Bucket


2007: The Christmas Donkey


2006:  Another Christmas Story - The Story of Joel


2005: The Cradle, a Christmas Story  by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson


2004: Two Mounties and the Christmas Spirit - sent also 2012


2003: The Truth About Santa ****


2002: Trouble at the Inn  ****


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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Sunday, December 6, 2015

December 6th

Here are the stories I shared with friends each December 6th since 2002:
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2015: A Small Snow-Covered Tree


2014: Christmas Loaves and Fishes


2013: Pardon me, Papa Noel


2012: The Elves and the Shoemaker


2011: Twelve Gifts of Christmas - halfway down the page


2010: It Didn't Feel Like Christmas


2009:  One Night in Bethlehem


2008: A Voice in the Fog


2007: The Truth about Christmas


2006: An Older Brother's Gift
          A Very Special Gift - short, short story


2005: Spirit of Christmas
         Who Started Christmas?
          The Gift that Never Wore Out


2004: The Elves and the Shoemaker


2003: Tree in a Tube - story is half-way down the page


2002: Christmas is for Love   - 2 teacher stories
          A Christmas Gift I'll Never Forget


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Saturday, December 5, 2015

December 5th

Here are the stories I shared with friends each December 5th since 2002:
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2015: Joey


2014: Christmas on Miracle Lane


2013: A Place in Paradise


2012: A Brother Like That


2011: Slushballs


2010:  How Handel's Messiah came to be written


2009: Song origins: O Christmas Tree


2008: The Little Wise Men


2007: Sister Christmas


2006: It's a Wonderful Life - ER story (second story on page)
           A New Light - a Chanukah Story  


2005: Santa is Alive and Well and We are on his Team


2004: Christmas Hardships  - a Bethlehem story


2003: Two Babes in a Manger


2002: A Brother Like That - also sent in 2012


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Friday, December 4, 2015

December 4th

Here are the stories I shared with friends each December 4th since 2002:
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2015: Best Christmas Pageant Ever
link to movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icZwm6Aact8


2014:  An Afghanistan Christmas I will cherish forever


2013: A Little Help for Santa


2012: Far Away in St. George


2011: Three Legends of the Poinsettia


2010: My Santa Train


2009: Heli, the Star of Bethlehem


2008: Jingle Bell Rocks


2007: Twas the Night B4 Christmas - not the poem


2006: Hark the Herald Angels Sing  - how we got the song


2005: Far Away in St. George - see also 2012


2004: Love's Labor's Lost and Found


2003: I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day - story of the hymn


2002: Wondrous and True Story of Christmas - the story in this talk always makes me cry


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Thursday, December 3, 2015

December 3rd

Here are the stories I shared with friends each December 3rd since 2002:
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2015: Pepper’s Last Gift


2014: The Story Behind the Song:  “Mary, Did You Know?”


2013: The Gift - a Christmas Story from the Australian Outback


2012: Christmas Day In The Morning -By Pearl S. Buck    (my favorite)


2011: A Doubtful Christmas


2010: The Inn Keeper - this is a video 


2009: 1. The Christmas Rush 2. Abida and the Peppermill


2008: Room in the Inn


2007: Little Drummer Boy/ (Pum-Ditty-Pum-Pum)


2006: Joseph's Prayer - Max Lucado


2005: A Letter from Santa Claus - Mark Twain


2004:  Christmas Day In The Morning -By Pearl S. Buck  (see also 2012)


2003: Angel on a Doorstep


2002: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer backstory on Snopes


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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

December 2nd

Here are the stories I shared with friends each December 2nd since 2002:
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2015: Christmas I Remember Best: Mom's sacrifice for Christmas toys


2014: Christmas I remember best: Surprise in a shoebox


2013: The Second Greatest Christmas Story Ever Told - About Charles Dickens


2012: A Drummer Boy at Valley Forge


2011: "Do You Hear What I Hear?": The Story Behind the Song


2010: Enemy sub delivers unforgettable gift


2009: A Horse Trader’s Christmas 


2008: Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin quotes


2007: Humble Cabbage is a Gift of Hope


2006: Inside Prison Walls


2005: Missing Jesus 


2004: Finding the Spirit of Christmas: A Gift of Dreams 


2003: The Undelivered Letter


2002: A Drummer Boy at Valley Forge - see also 2012


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December 1st

Following are links to stories I've shared with friends each December 1st since 2002:
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2015:  "Merry Christmas, My Friend"

2014: Homeless Holiday


2013: Christmas I Remember Best: Brown bread brought us blessings 


2012: The Man Who Missed Christmas


2011: 'Christmas I Remember Best': Reunion with family capped special Christmas


2010: The Vanishing Flame -  Chanukah Story


2009: Real Gift of Christmas


2008: Christmas I remember best: Christmas of rag dolls altered view


2007: Christmas Chimes - Erma Bombeck


2006: The Winged Present


2005: An Exchange of Gifts


2004: The Christmas Cup


2003: The Candle


2002: The Man Who Missed Christmas - Same story as 2012


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