Category Archives: Christmas

“And His Name Shall Be Called Wonderful”

There’s no shortage of evidence depicting our reluctance, and sometimes outright refusal, to acquiesce to the notion of impossibility. In the absence of even the slightest support, something inside us wants to step up and challenge the claim that a … Continue reading

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Blow-Ups … Impressive Maybe — ‘Til You Unplug ‘Em

It may be said of virtually any bizarre aspect of our increasingly confusing approach to Christmas, “There’s a blow-up for that.” Those inflated outdoor decorations have become another ubiquitous addition to the brightly lit American landscape heralding the arrival of … Continue reading

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Nobody Wants to See Christmas Lights in the Daytime

I had never seen lights ‘dance’ before. It was fascinating to sit with the kids as Christmas melodies filled the air and the incredible array of lights spread all over the house, the yard, the trees, and as the specially … Continue reading

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Wrapping Up a Christmas Mystery

We gave my mother a Christmas gift a few days ago. As she engaged in the process of unwrapping it, I wished we had put it in one of those handy little gift bags, because watching her get into it … Continue reading

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How God Solves the Re-gifting Problem

5It’s endemic to this time of year. As Christmas approaches, ‘Secret Santas’ and their sometimes bizarre array of brightly wrapped Christmas blessings begin to pop up everywhere. They infiltrate homes, offices, churches, schools, clubs, and every affinity group imaginable. The … Continue reading

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Another Hallmark Christmas Miracle?

5It began around Thanksgiving, I think, about the time that the major TV networks shifted gears for the holiday season and loaded up their schedule with re-runs and the familiar list of holiday specials. Hallmark unleashed on an unsuspecting nation … Continue reading

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