Knights of the Pain Table

A Camelot for Sufferers of Chronic Pain

The Little Match-Seller by Hans Christian Andersen – A New Year’s Eve Story

| December 31, 2007

The Little Match-Seller By Hans Christian Andersen IT was terribly cold and nearly dark on the last evening of the old year,  and the snow was falling fast.   In the cold and the darkness, a poor little girl, with bare head and naked feet, roamed through the streets.    It is true she had on a […]

The Cobbler and His Guest – A Christmas Story for Thee

| December 26, 2007

The   Cobbler and   His   Guest There once lived in the city of Marseilles an old shoemaker, loved and honored by his neighbors, who affectionately called him “Father Martin” One Christmas Eve, as he sat alone in his little shop reading of the visit of the Wise Men to the infant Jesus, and of the gifts […]

The Story of the Other Wise Man Part 7 by Henry Van Dyke – A Profound Story for Thee

| December 24, 2007

     Part 7 A Pearl of Great Price THREE-and-thirty years of the life of Artaban had passed away,  and he was still a pilgrim,  and a seeker after light.   His hair,  once darker than the cliffs of Zagros,  was now white as the wintry snow that covered them.   His eyes,  that once flashed like flames […]

The Story of the Other Wise Man Part 6 by Henry Van Dyke – A Profound Story for Thee

| December 24, 2007

 Part 6 In the Hidden Way of Sorrow      THEN again there was a silence in the Hall of Dreams,  deeper and more mysterious than the first interval,  and I understood that the years of Artaban were flowing very swiftly under the stillness of that clinging fog, and I caught only a glimpse, here and […]

The Story of the Other Wise Man Part 5 by Henry Van Dyke – A Profound Story for Thee

| December 24, 2007

Part 5     For the Sake of a Little Child THERE was a silence in the Hall of Dreams,  where I was listening to the story of the Other Wise Man.   And through this silence I saw, but very dimly,  his figure passing over the dreary undulations of the desert, high upon the back of his […]

The Christmas Thorn Of Glastonbury – A Legend of Ancient Britain – A Story for Thee

| December 22, 2007

Adapted From William Of Malmesbury And Other Sources There is a golden Christmas legend and it relates how Joseph of Arimathea — that good man and just, who laid our Lord in his own sepulcher, was persecuted by Pontius Pilate, and how he fled from Jerusalem carrying with him the Holy Grail hidden beneath a […]

Christmas Is for Love –A Christmas Story for Thee Dear Knights

| December 18, 2007

 Christmas is for Love Christmas is for love.    It is for joy, for giving and sharing, for laughter, for reuniting with family and friends, for tinsel and brightly decorated packages.   But mostly,   Christmas is for love.    I had not believed this until a small elf-like student with wide-eyed innocent eyes and soft rosy cheeks gave […]