June 26, 2019

Tag - Christmas

Christmas: The Ultimate Gift

Every Christmas season, I look forward to the “Christmas Letters” section in the various publications that I receive. Many are reflections from readers that go way back, to times past. In reading them, however, what is most remarkable is that the...

Following the Star

The Star of Bethlehem: We can never know for certain what it was that the Magi saw and were following. But I did some research on Astronomical History and was fascinated by what I found. For example, astronomers over the years have identified the...

Making Room for Christ

If Christ is celebrated for being born of the Virgin Mary 2018 years ago, what good does that do me if Christ is not born in my heart?  The truth is that Christ came to this world to reclaim not only the world, but all that is in it, especially our...

Christmas Calls Us to New Life

During the Vietnam War, an American soldier, Sergeant Daniel Pitzer, was captured in battle by Communist forces known as the Viet Cong. He and other American prisoners endured brutal treatment; they spent every night, and much of the day, confined...

Christmas Came Late This Year

My wife frantically mentioned to me in a moment of anxiety that “Christmas is a week away and we don’t have the tree up, the Christmas letter is not written and the manger is not outside…”  Yes, the Webster’s are running late this year. Knowing that...

The Story of a Puppy

As we quickly approach the season of Christmas, and we once again celebrate the birthday of our Lord and Savior, I would like to share with you a true story of a puppy. I will let the puppy tell the story. “My name is Diamond. My mother was a...

The Doctor is In

Mrs. Haines sat in the chair next to her daughter Emily and watched as she slept peacefully. It was hard to believe that that this was the same eight-year-old girl who, just a few months before, was as healthy as she was happy. Back then she was...

Goodbye Christmas

Let’s stop using the birth of Christ as an excuse to expand the economy. Increasingly today, nobody cares about December 25th. Rather, it has become just a day for retailers to restock shelves with goods that they have in inventory in hopes of...