Category Archives: Christmas

Auld Lang Syne

Whoa. It’s pronounced “Sign.” … This changes everything. Shid ald akwentans bee firgot / an nivir brocht ti mynd? Shid ald akwentans bee firgot / an ald lang syn? At the New Year, the “auld” song begs the question: Should … Continue reading

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“Joy to the World!”

Though we sing the song in celebration of the birth of our Savior, the song “Joy to the World!” was actually written about the Second Coming. Isaac Watts was enjoying Psalm 98.  Excerpts: = – = Shout joyfully to the … Continue reading

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What’s It All About?

  Flying for the first time in 35 years, arriving home from a Caribbean cruise on Christmas Eve morning, is surreal.  (In a good way.) St. Thomas, Antigua, British Virgin Islands, and the Bahamas, plus everything a cruise ship brings—all … Continue reading

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Good Tidings

  The Good News is that the sinless Savior died for my sins and lives again; and His righteousness makes is possible for me to have a relationship with God. Today I’ll tell you of a tangible picture of that … Continue reading

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Decorating Can Be Tricky

  “The Christmas decorations look so pretty, Hon.” “Aw, thanks, Babe.  ‘Glad you like them.” “…It’s just…” “What?” “Nothing.” “WHAT?!” “Well, I just wish that garland were centered above that picture.  It kind of bugs me.” “Oh, that’s easy: we … Continue reading

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Low Amperage

  I’ve been sick the last couple of days.  It’s been challenging, but I functioned fairly well through Thanksgiving (there were 14 of us) and Phase I of “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!” There were very few … Continue reading

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Do Not Be Conformed

DO…NOT…BE…CONFORMED.  (Sermon excerpts – for Christians only)Romans 12:1-2  Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not … Continue reading

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