. . . crashing on the couch, listening to music, candles flicker on the mantle. And I’m thinking how just two weeks ago it was cold enough to light a fire to keep the chill off. But this evening it’s sultry, warm, sticky. It’s more like middle Florida.

It’s Christmas Eve. It’s time to think of family. It’s time to think of friends. It’s time to thank the L-rd for the Birth of Messiah Lord Y’shuaJesus.

Welsh LanternIt’s time to light my lantern, too. It’s a tradition. It began with my grandfather’s miner’s lantern, which my Mother brought with her from Wales. My parents bought their sons lanterns like her father’s, and we all light our lanterns on Christmas Eve. We are connected in this way. Tradition!

May G-d Bless your Christmas celebration.

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