Guest Posting: The Ministry of Vintage Christmas Toys and Joys

It’s always a Very Vintage Christmas in my home!

I’m not ashamed to admit that I remain connected to the wonder and delight of my youth. Especially at Christmas we should strive to do so—entering the blessed season as a little child. To own tangible elements of days long gone captivates my present heart with pause.

And, in pausing . . . the power of renewal is within my grasp.

Raggedy Ann was given to me in Christmas 1961. Forty-plus years later, she still wears her original clothes. Placing her under my vintage Christmas tree, thoughts of our history together return. I remember the crisp frost of fall when I lost her . . .


I’m GUEST POSTING this week at Pausing to See God Clearly for my friend, Jeanne Doyon. She’s hosting gracious words from a treasure-trove of devotional writers in a special series this month titled, Treasure the Quiet Moments. I am honored to be counted among the participants with this whimsical inspiration and devotional rumination story of a Christmas past.

READ THE WHOLE POST at Jeanne’s place . . . 

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Sharing Sharing the Ministry of Vintage Toys and Joys this week with:

Not Just Homemaking Party at Hope in Every Season

Whole Hearted Wednesdays

A Little R & R Wednesdays

Tell His Story 

Vintage Mama’s Cottage

Katherine’s Corner

Faith Filled Fridays

Essential Things Fridays

Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound

Spiritual Sundays

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About Miss Kathy

"I teach families how to restore their God-given authority as the primary educator in their child’s life through the experience of reading together as a family. Learn how to use literature to create teachable moments, build strong minds, and bind loving hearts."

Kathryn Ross, writer, speaker, and dramatist, ignites a love of literature and learning to equip young and old towards developing a Family Literacy Lifestyle—reading together, learning together, loving together. Her works challenge families to deepen their literacy skills and grow into the greater things God has purposed for them. She’s taught in Christian and homeschool circles, trained in the Principle Approach® through the Foundation for American Christian Education. Miss Kathy owns Pageant Wagon Publishing, producing homeschool enrichment materials, devotional works, study guides, and theatrical dramas for church, school, and community production. She podcasts at and blogs at

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