Category Archives: Christmas

A reason for the hope

The picture above is taken from the dining room table where I work in the early morning. This is what I see right now. As you can tell, it’s still Christmas at my house. The tree’s still up. The lights … Continue reading

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Family Christmas

Christmas is family. However you cut it, it comes out that way. We get each other whether we like it or not. For richer, for poorer; in sickness and in health; ’til death do us part … we are family.

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‘Behold I am making all things new’

Last night in our Catch church service on line, we had a blessed time recalling Isaiah 53 as the true meaning of Christmas. Remembering it was the birth of a suffering servant whose life was “cut short in midstream” for … Continue reading

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A Thrill of Hope

A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices For yonder breaks a new glorious morn It created a shudder through the galaxy — a breaking story that rocked all worlds. It rippled through the stars and slapped against the edges … Continue reading

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No Little Town; No Quiet Night

O little town of Bethlehem, How still we see thee lie; Above thy deep and dreamless sleep The silent stars go by. The little town of Bethlehem is not so little today, and not so still. It’s a place where … Continue reading

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In the company of shepherds

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to … Continue reading

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Two beers and the Holy Spirit?

I love Sandie’s comment after yesterday’s Catch. I think we can all relate. How about “Tidings of comfort and joy?” Do people look forward to your coming; do they blossom in your presence? Or do they look forward to your … Continue reading

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Peace and good will

I don’t know if it is just a busy year, or the deep-seated cultural malaise that has set in over such political divisiveness and ill will in this country that has sucked some good out of the good cheer of … Continue reading

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