Monthly Archives: December 2013

A love story

Mary “carried a secret in her soul, holier, greater, and more thrilling than any ever born before or since,” (82) and so needed companionship with someone she could confide. She was instructed by the angel to visit her cousin Elisabeth … Continue reading

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little donkey

I can picture a scene. Joseph rubbing your soft fur on the tip of your ears as you chew the grain, explaining what you must do. You are still–but you twitch. Joseph carefully lifts sweet Mary on your back and … Continue reading

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Joseph

Who are you Joseph? God trusted you, the simple carpenter, to watch over and care for the Savior of the world? You stand in the shadows of the stories only doing what is asked of you– quiet. You do not … Continue reading

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naughty or nice

Happy Dec. 16  Keeping Christ in Christmas in bits and pieces:  Song to hum today: “You better be good for goodness sake..” Santa Claus is Coming to Town by Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie Application:   “Naughty and Nice”  When you … Continue reading

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Rest

Happy Dec. 15, 2013 Keeping Christ in Christmas in bits and pieces:   A tune to hum: “Oh rest beside the weary road…” It Came Upon a Midnight’s Clear  By Richard S. Willis 1851   Come unto me all ye … Continue reading

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A secret code hidden in a Christmas song

Sometimes I worry the way our country is headed, worshiping as Christians and teaching our children is not only getting harder and harder, but heading to scary territory. What would we do if we were forbidden to practice our faith … Continue reading

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The first gift

Dec. 13th A tune to hum:  Away in a Manger And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger…Luke 2:7 Quietly, go put some clean towels or light blankets in … Continue reading

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