Category Archives: Christmas meditation

The God-Man (12/22/05)

I had fun teasing my wife a couple of nights ago during a bed time discussion, probing her position on Christ.  Does Jesus have a single nature that is a mix of divine and human qualities?  In Jesus, is there … Continue reading

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt on Christmas

President Franklin D. Roosevelt expressed the feelings of many on Christmas Eve, 1944: Here, at home, we will celebrate this Christmas Day in our traditional American way because the deep spiritual meaning to us; because the teachings of Christ are … Continue reading

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Temperance (12/26/03)

Temperance.  Is this word even possible during the Christmas season of eating?  Ever since our neighborhood caroling this past Sunday evening, our family has been receiving plate after plate of goodies.  I can’t begin to describe to you all these … Continue reading

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Christ triumphs over paganism (12/19/03)

Early in the year at a teen Bible study, I remember the comments of a Christian girl.  “We didn’t celebrate Christmas growing up.”  Her family is not alone.  Many of the conservative Puritans in between the years, 1659-1681, didn’t celebrate … Continue reading

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The King (12/17/03)

Kings are in much conversation, both in Hollywood and the news.  I have heard the stories of many kings.  Their power.  Their splendor.  I have seen pictures of palaces and beautiful estates where many of them have lived.  But unfortunately, all … Continue reading

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Son of Bethlehem, we need You (12/15/03)

No bus in Jerusalem would take us.  Some of the locals advised us not to go.  All of the tourist information boxed in with warning signs the West Bank sections of their books.  But my buddy and I wanted to go.  Finally, … Continue reading

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Peace for the world (12/11/03)

Recently, I took my family to a local Christmas concert.  Coming in to the newly-renovated theater, I admired the building’s interior:  beautiful plaster design, intricate octagonal tile work, and sky lights in the lobby.  We made our way up into the circular balcony.  … Continue reading

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Giving burdens to the King (11/29/03)

Christmas is coming.  Do you hear the bells?  Maybe you are right in the middle of tangled, broken Christmas lights or marriage-breaker tree stands or crowded, hectic shopping or winter bills piled high or arthritis in the joints.  You wonder … Continue reading

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Joy in Idaho Falls (12/20/02)

God has blanketed Idaho Falls with beautiful snow!  Diamonds sparkle in the layers of white.  I love this time of year. Yesterday, in one of the town stores, I stopped in my shuffle through an aisle and listened to a powerful … Continue reading

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Gift giving (12/17/02)

So have you all finished your Christmas shopping?  You don’t have many days left.  Undoubtedly, people right now are searching for that special gift for a particular loved one.  And in the selecting of that gift, they pay a price.  … Continue reading

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