Category Archives: Christmas

Making a List

      It’s what we do at Christmas –right? The gift list The shopping list The baking list The Christmas card list The decorating list Some are then broken down into sub-lists.  The shopping list, for example, might be … Continue reading

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Glory to God, Peace to Men

            Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests. Luke 2:14 The Christmas message imparted to the shepherds that dark night 2000 years ago still resonates … Continue reading

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He Came!

“The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”–which means, “God with us.” Matthew 1:23 He came. Christmas – more than anything else – is a time to joyfully celebrate … Continue reading

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No Vacancy: Have We Given the Innkeeper a Bad Rap?

  “and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son.  She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” Luke 2:7  Surely, the only thing worse than making … Continue reading

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Simply Christmas

My community has been shut down for days.  Freezing rain, sleet, and then eight inches of snow layered one on top of the other have resulted in school closings, events cancelled, and a forced time out for most of us. … Continue reading

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Have Yourself a MARY Little Christmas

The Mary-Martha tension is a continual challenge for most of us. Finding the right balance between the eternal and the tempo­ral is a daily dilemma. Perhaps this angst is never greater than during the holiday season. Our desire to do … Continue reading

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Anticipating Joy

After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they … Continue reading

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