Category Archives: Christmas

Light Shines

“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shined. For to us a child is born, to us a son is given. and the … Continue reading

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The Complicated Family History of Jesus

One of the most intriguing texts in the Bible is found in the very first chapter of Matthew in the genealogy of Jesus. At a  time when the lives of women were discounted, Matthew  included the records of five women, … Continue reading

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Taking Christmas Into a New Year

First published December 24, 2014 For most of my life, I have looked upon a year’s closing as an opportunity to reflect upon the good and the bad, successes and failures of that year. One year especially stands as one … Continue reading

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Christmas and The Luck of Roaring Camp

“How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the messenger who announces peace, who brings good news . . .” Isaiah 52:7a Brett Hart’s short story, “The Luck of Roaring Camp,” is a tale of a tough, lawless mining … Continue reading

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Christmas All Year Round

Three Hundred and Sixty-Five Days of Christmas Each Year My all time favorite Sunday School Christmas program was called “365 Days of Christmas Each Year.” Every month of the year had its own song and its own blessing. The play was … Continue reading

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