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Love's Pure Light on the High Plains

CHURCH with SNOW2Creative representation of the Bergthal Mennonite Church in Pawnee Rock, Kan., used for illustrative purposes only (It's actually an image of a Christmas card, taken from the private collection of J. Schafer).

Christmastime. For many of us, this time of year conjures-up childhood memories of decorating the tree, opening presents, or staying up late - waiting for Santa. For Commentator Cheryl Unruh, one cherished memory involves a Christmas Eve program, held at a small church on the plains of central Kansas.

Cheryl-UnruhCommentator Cheryl Unruh is the author of the book Flyover People: Life on the Ground in a Rectangular State (so, if you like this commentary, just think how much you'll enjoy the book!). Cheryl also writes a weekly column for the Emporia Gazette.

Discover more of her writing - and lots better pictures than we have here - on Cheryl's website:


And now... for the version "as it aired" on Kansas Public Radio.

And to all, a good night!

ALL is CALMYes, this is another Christmas card.

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