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Advent Week 4: Never-Ending Love
Reflections on Scripture

Advent Week 4: Never-Ending Love

By Erica Esterly Now we are on the fourth week, the last, of Advent. This week focuses in on the topic of love, and how God shows his love to us. Here are a few verses to read before I start talking about the incredible ways God loves us. John […]

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Creative Outlets / Poetry

Here He Lies

                here he lies just born but older than the hills around nine months young, eternally old below the jewel-encrusted, starlit skies he opens his gentle baby godly eyes born to die his mother kisses the face of her child, the face of […]

Advent Week 3: Joy in Christ
Reflections on Scripture

Advent Week 3: Joy in Christ

Now we are at the third week of Advent. This candle differs from all the others because it is rose colored, instead of purple. This color symbolizes joy, the topic of the third week of Advent. Below is Luke 2: 1-7. If you would like to do more reading, read […]

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Movie Reviews / Reviews

Uncategorized: Top 10 Christmas Movies for the Whole Family

The twelve days of Christmas have officially begun, and what’s better at ensuring you’re in the Christmas spirit than Christmas movies for the whole family? This top 10 list will fill your home with holiday cheer, laughter, and joy as you cuddle around a fire, wrapped in countless fluffy blankets, […]

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Reflections on Scripture

Advent Week 2: The Prince of Peace

We are now on week 2 of Advent, the second purple candle of the Advent wreath. This week focuses on the topic of peace. Here are two scripture passages to read about peace.   Isaiah 9:6-7 For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and […]

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Reflections on Scripture / Uncategorized

Advent Week 1: Hope for Today and Tomorrow

What does this Advent season mean to you? Advent means coming or arrival; and the Advent season is a 4 week period. The symbol of Advent is a wreath with five candles, one candle lit each week, the fifth lit on Christmas day. The candles themselves represent the fact that […]

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FYI / Reflections on Scripture

Reflections on Scripture: The Birth of Christ

The Christmas story according to Luke 2: 1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while [a] Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own […]

Creative Outlets / Short Stories

Short Stories: A Visit from Martin Luther

It was a dark and stormy night…
 Well, not really, but it made a nice opener and made Mr. John Tracy, Purveyor of Fine Goods, feel better about closing up shop early. It was Christmas Eve, and he was looking forward to seeing his children, Darla and Macy. They would […]

From Saint to Santa Suit: The Evolution of Santa Claus
Did You Know... / FYI

From Saint to Santa Suit: The Evolution of Santa Claus

Everyone has heard of Santa Claus, whether through the mall advertisements—“A visit from Saint Nicholas”—or any picture book about Christmas. But who is this man? Where did he come from? Did he always have that round belly and red suit? It is intriguing to find out where this myth came […]

Top 10 Christmas Albums
Current Events / In the Now

Top 10 Christmas Albums

Ah, Christmas. It’s the best time of year in my opinion. It has the best decorations, food and—of course—music. “But, how do I know which Christmas albums to get?” you may be asking yourself. Well, I’ll get you started with this Top 10 Christmas Albums list. 1. “White Christmas” by […]