Tag 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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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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Away in a manger — far away

It’s gone. Christmas is gone. The only signs that indicate Christmas may have stopped by recently are a pretty sad-looking partially-shriveled poinsettia by the fireplace and a dry Christmas wreath on the front door. Marti was playing with the idea … Continue reading

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Who owns Christmas?

I tried to make it — I really did. But Candlemas (February 2) is nine days away and our Christmas tree is beyond dead. (Some of you might remember that Christmas was last month.) For those of you who are … Continue reading

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