Tag Archives: Christmas

Lament for Aleppo

WARNING: This video contains distressing, graphic images from Aleppo. I recommend watching it but muting the sound, as the images alone are very powerful. I caught sight of a friend’s post this afternoon that linked to a news report about … Continue reading

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Fear Not

  Ever watched the scene in “A Charlie Brown Christmas” where Linus tells about the angels appearing to the shepherds? Blogger Jason Soroski points out that Linus, who has spent the entire film being ridiculed for his security blanket, drops … Continue reading

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Fear Not

Luke 2: 10 – “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy . . .” It was dark. The sheep were doing whatever it is that sheep do once night falls. The shepherds were keeping a … Continue reading

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God’s Time and Place

It would be hard to overemphasize the importance of Christmas to Christian theology. While the death of Jesus on a cross has become the global symbol of Christianity, his arrival in Bethlehem is no less important.  The stories of Jesus’s birth in … Continue reading

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The Story of ‘O Holy Night’

Take a few minutes to be blessed by the story and history of one our most beloved and favorite Christmas Carols.   O Holy Night! The stars are brightly shining, It is the night of the dear Saviour’s birth. Long … Continue reading

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O Come

O come, O come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel that mourns in lonely exile here until the Son of God appear.  Can you feel the ache, the longing, the sadness, the darkness? 400 years of silence between the books of … Continue reading

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Knit into a Family

Every year for Christmas my extended family, all 28 of us, gather together on Christmas Eve for soup, sandwiches and a white elephant gift exchange. Having lived and grown up in a city (Atlanta) where my extended family put down … Continue reading

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A Picture of Advent

Ponder today this quote from Dietrich Bonhoeffer “A prison cell, in which one waits, hopes, does various unessential things, and is completely dependent on the fact that the door of freedom has to be opened from the outside, is not … Continue reading

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A Divine Intervention

It’s no surprise that we live in a very broken world. As we are involved in ministry, we will encounter many heartbreaking scenes, crises, distressed families, and troubled lives. A wife discovers her husband’s infidelity. A person learns that they … Continue reading

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