Monthly Archives: December 2011

Sounds of the Season

This one’s a little different for this blog… or is it? We are all about frames of reference here, and what greater frames of reference are there at Christmas time that the music of the season? Naturally, the birth of … Continue reading

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That Christmas Feeling

How I love that Christmas feeling How I treasure its friendly glow See the way a stranger greets you Just as though you’d met him Christmases ago Christmas helps you to remember To do what other folks hold dear What … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.” (Luke 2:14)

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The Other Side of Christmas

Most of us associate the Christmas Season with happiness, joy, warmth, nostalgia… family, friends, loved ones… But for many, this is a very difficult and depressing time.  In some cases, people are unable to keep up with the expectations and … Continue reading

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Mary’s Story

The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Christmas

The Christmas Season can be a time of simple beauty.   This may take the form of a Christmas tree, whether a simple down-home one or a very fancy professional tree; each has a beauty all its own. The decorations … Continue reading

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Peace for Christmas

“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 4:7) When you watch movies about Christmas, you almost get the idea that there is something magical about it, but … Continue reading

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Sunday Bible Lesson: December 18

The Beginning Today’s Text:              John 1:1-18 Basics of the Book Author:           John, the Apostle Date:               85-95 A.D. Audience:      Universal Purpose:        “These (things) are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by … Continue reading

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Glory to God in the Highest

“Glory to God in the highest heaven,    and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”  (Like 2:14) Thus sang the host of angels the night that Jesus was born inBethlehem.  The shepherds who witnessed this were dumbstruck. … Continue reading

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O Come O Come Emmanuel!

This Christmas carol contains the essence of the yearning of a people for a savior.  “O Come, O Come Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel” Hold on, wait!  Ransom…? Yes, Ransom. Israel was in slavery to sin; so are we.  Being held … Continue reading

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