Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

A Christmas Message from Pepper & me


Find the highest place you can –

Look for the light –

Wade into troubled waters –

Drag a carcass to the sea –

Seek what inspires you  –

Watch for the miracle –

Love, forgive –

And rest.


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For God so loved the world… (John 3:16)

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Merry Christmas, friends! Xoxo


  1. Very nice. Excellent pairings of words & images.

  2. Merry Christmas to all of the Puryears and most especially Pepper!

  3. Thank you (and Pepper) for the gift of your writing and the blog all year! Xoxo

  4. Merry Christmas to Jennifer, Pepper, and all the Puryears! Thanks for keeping our spirits bright with these posts all year long.

  5. Merry Christmas to all the Puryears!

  6. Beautiful Christmas message.

  7. Love your thought-provoking and uplifting posts and the Puryear family, especially Pepper! Merry Christmas!

  8. Merry blessed Christmas to you Jennifer and your beautiful family
    Stay well
    Stay safe
    Stay sweet and happy

    Love you
    Cheryl ♥️ John Prann

  9. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family, Jennifer – and, of course, Pepper!

  10. Merry Christmas and thank you for the wonderful book recommendations all year long!

  11. So many lovely images and ideas…
    Hope your holiday has been fun, tender and illuminating…
    Wishing you Joyous days in the New Year!

  12. Hope your Christmas was a merry one, Jennifer, and that you were surrounded by your sweet family! Thank you all you do throughout the year to make our lives merry–and continually interesting.

  13. Jennifer, this is such a beautiful Christmas message. Thank you! Much love to you and your family. Karlen

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