Category Archives: Christmas

THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914

One of the great Christmas stories of the 20th Century took place along the Western Front in World War I. In 1914, as Christmas Day was approaching, a spirit of peace moved through the trenches among both British and German … Continue reading

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“BETHLEHEM”

Bethlehem, PA, was named for Bethlehem of Judea by some Moravians who settled the area for the purpose of evangelizing Native Americans and German immigrants. They founded the town on Christmas Eve, 1741. One of the leaders in the effort … Continue reading

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THROUGH THE EYES OF CHILDREN

Oftentimes we as adults forget what it is like to be a kid. I think this is especially the case at Christmas. I am reminded of the story of the elementary school play. One little girl came home and told … Continue reading

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“JOY AT CHRISTMAS… REALLY?”

Allow me to adapt a few lines from Dr. Seuss who penned, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. Let’s think for a moment about some modern-day influences that can steal your joy at Christmas. First, there is THE TIME GRINCH. The … Continue reading

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PICTURE THIS…

Paint this picture in your mind’s eye. The fellowship hall at church is full of people. It’s a party… my birthday party. I have invited a hundred or so of my closest friends. Everyone comes in with a beautifully-wrapped gift, … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS IS ABOUT JESUS!

As Christmas was approaching, a very successful young businessman started thinking about what he could give his father who lived far away. He searched the internet until he found what he felt would be a unique, special, and very memorable … Continue reading

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WHO GIVES A CAR FOR CHRISTMAS?

In a Garfield comic strip, we see Garfield looking at a December calendar. He says, “It’s the holiday season. I just love this time of the year. It makes me feel greedy all over.” Has greed overtaken Christmas? I think … Continue reading

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