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Public Service Announcement … on behalf of churches everywhere

My grandson and I encountered this church sign in our north Georgia ramblings a few weeks ago … I had to make a U-turn and go back to get this picture.  So on behalf of churches everywhere, today’s post is … Continue reading

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Lee Strobel on Santa and Christmas story

Sometimes in my diatribes against Santa Claus, I make the point that when and where imagination, reality and truth collide and a parent is suddenly forced to fess up to their child that Santa Claus is not real but has … Continue reading

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the making of an American myth

So how did we arrive at the current myth … I might add the American myth … called Santa Claus that we celebrate every year? The history is indeed interesting.  Below I am listing primarily American people and American events … Continue reading

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the deification of Nicholas of Myra

You know I kinda hurt for Nicholas of Myra.  I believe if as a result of some sci-fi realization of time travel, I was given the opportunity to live during the lifetime of Nicholas I would be impressed by his … Continue reading

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miracle in a red suit … or a manger?

, Recently we watched the movie Miracle on 34th Street (the 1994 version).  My ears were a bit more attentive to what was actually being said in the movie this year vs. in years past.  At any point, the next … Continue reading

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The shadows of gold, frankincense and myrrh

Then, opening their treasures, they presented to Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Matt 2:11b (NASB) The wise men opened their treasures, and from within their treasures they presented to the Child Jesus gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Could … Continue reading

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Mary’s Song of Praise “magnifying the Lord”

Also known as the ‘The Magnificat’ … from Luke 1:46-55 (ESV).  Mary spoke these words after baby John had leapt for joy in the womb of Elizabeth, Mary’s cousin, at the sound of Mary’s greeting.  Mary couldn’t have been but a few … Continue reading

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