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Archive for December, 2011

-Radical Muslim Responses to Christmas

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

               (Image via Wikipedia) We have been Following the so-called ‘War on Christmas’ in America, but around the world some of the radical Muslim responses to Christmas really do rise to the level of that title. What is surprising considering the violent responses is the fact that Muslims do believe in most of the Christmas […]

-Merry Christmas

Sunday, December 25th, 2011

                                                (Image via Wikipedia) Merry Christmas to you and yours and may God truly bless you this Christmas Day.   The Real Christmas Story  Last night before we tucked the Grandchildren in bed for a long winter’s night we gathered around the Tree and carried on our family Christmas Eve tradition reading about the ‘real’ […]

-The Real St. Nicholas

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

           (Image via Wikipedia) Here’s the story of the real St. Nicholas who was a Christian Bishop in the 4th century: The Truth About Santa Claus What comes to mind when you think of Santa Claus? Probably jolly ol’ St. Nick in his red suit, a snowy North Pole, a sleigh pulled by reindeer, gifts […]

-Is Christmas Really a Pagan Holiday?

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

                                              (Image via Wikipedia) Years ago when my children were still small I had a couple of visitors at the door on a Saturday before Christmas. The Christmas tree was up with presents all around it in preparation for the big day. The couple at the door explained that they did not celebrate Christmas since […]

-The Supposed ‘Missing Years’ of Jesus?

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

              (Image by jakebouma via Flickr) In the Gospels we see Jesus born in Bethlehem and visiting in the Temple at 12 but the next time we see him he is being baptized by John the Baptist and begins his ministry at 30 years of age. What did Jesus do for the 18 years in […]