Contributed by Johnny Creasong on Dec 19, 2008
No More Merry Christmas: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
On July 13th, Frances changed Henry’s life by saying "YES" to Him in marriage. Less than a year later, their little home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was blessed with the birth of their first child, Charles. Eventually, the Longfellow
Contributed by Paul Steen on Dec 9, 2017
For many people, Christmas is a time of sadness. They don't have the extra money to buy presents for their children, family, and friends. Many are saddened at Christmastime when they think of their loved ones who will not be able to come home for various reasons. Turkey dinners may be only a wish
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 27, 2006
Gallup reports 97% of Americans are not bothered when someone greets them with Merry Christmas. (Foster Letter
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 10, 2002
SIGN ON CHURCH BULLETIN BOARD
"Merry Christmas to our Christian friends. Happy Hanukkah to our Jewish friends. And to our atheist friends, good luck.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 3, 2006
Christmas Under Attack Fox News conducted a survey 11/29 asking: •Do you consider Christmas a religious holiday or cultural holiday? Religious: 57% ... Cultural 14% ... Both: 12% •Do you agree there is a war on Christmas in the U.S.? Agree: 42% ... Disagree: 48% •Does it seem that the public
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 27, 2006
Christmas Under Attack: Fox News conducted a survey 11/29 asking: •Do you consider Christmas a religious holiday or cultural holiday? Religious: 57% ... Cultural 14% ... Both: 12% •Do you agree there is a war on Christmas in the U.S.? Agree: 42% ... Disagree: 48% •Does it seem that the public
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"In case anyone would like to know, we have now entered the Christmas season. Christmas as in Jesus Christ. This is not the happy holidays season. It isnt even Ramadan, which until recently I thought was a hotel chain.
Contributed by Joo-Ching Chng on Jan 1, 2008
According to a legend Satan and his demons were having a Christmas party. As the demonic guests were departing, one grinned and said to Satan, “Merry Christmas, your majesty.” At that, Satan replied with a growl, “Yes,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 9, 2003
The legend is told of the time Satan and his demons were having a Christmas party. As the demonic guests were preparing to depart, one grinned and said, "Merry Christmas, your majesty!" At that, Satan replied with a growl, "Keep it
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 6, 2004
William Phelps taught English literature at Yale for forty-one years until his retirement in 1933. Marking an examination paper shortly before Christmas one year, Phelps came across the note: " This is a mystery to me. Only God knows the answer to this question. Merry
Contributed by Kevin Barron on Dec 29, 2012
Steve McGuire, our retired county judge, mentioned to me the other day that when someone wishes him “Merry Christmas,” he will sometimes tell them, “I wish you a happy birthday for Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior!” He has seen, like all of us need to see, that Christmas was not just the lights
Contributed by Larry Turner on Dec 3, 2015
How’s this for a Christmas card this year. On the front a beautiful winter scene. On the inside a nice thought.
“The fire of the Holy Spirit,
That should be your desire.
To follow and obey him,
For the Gospel, be a crier.
So if Jesus comes back this year,
May you not be found a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 2, 2008
THEY DON’T BUT YOU DO
Consider the story of Oswald Golter. After ten years service as a missionary in China, Oswald Golter was on His way home.
His ship stopped in India, and while waiting for the connecting boat home he found a group of refugees living in a warehouse on the pier. They were
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 16, 2003
CELEBRATION OF THE INCARNATION
“Perhaps we need to call December 25th the Celebration of the Incarnation, to greet each other with Incarnation greetings – instead of “Happy Holidays” or “Merry Christmas” we could shout, “God chose flesh!” “God became one of us!”
“The Feast of the Incarnation
Contributed by Davon Huss on Dec 20, 2011
THE CHRISTMAS CARD TRADITION
A British businessman is credited with creating the Christmas card in 1843 — as a way to save time. Too busy to write a personal holiday greeting, Henry Cole hired a well-known London artist to design a card he could send to all his acquaintances. Louis Prang, a
Contributed by Scott Weber on Dec 16, 2005
John Gibson, a popular anchor for the Fox News Channel, has been digging up evidence about activists, lawyers, politicians, educators, and media people who are leading the war on Christmas. And he reveals that the situation is isn’t just hype. For instance:
• In Illinois, state government
LOVE ONE ANOTHER...?
A story from the Peanut’s cartoons - you know - with Snoopy and Charlie Brown:
It’s Christmas time and Lucy comes in where Charlie Brown is standing and says, "Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown. `Tis the season of peace on earth and good will toward men. Therefore, I suggest
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 16, 2002
AND WE WERE AFRAID
Writer and naturalist Anne Dillard tells of a cold Christmas Eve when she, then a young girl, and her family had come home from a late dinner out. Ginger ale and a plate of cookies sat on a special table. Dillard had taken off her winter coat and was warming herself on the
Contributed by John T Brantley on Dec 22, 2015
When all through the town,
Folks were snuggled comfy and sound.
All my night guests had checked in,
And I was exhausted and tucked in my kin,
When out at the door the I heard a swift rap,
of the door knocker knocking interrupting my nap.
I sprang up from my cot to see what was the
Contributed by Fred Sigle on Dec 20, 2007
It was Christmas eve, 1914. All was quiet on France’s western front, from the English Channel to the Swiss Alps. TRENCHES came within 50 miles of Paris. The war was only 5 months old then, but already 800,000 men and women had DIED or been WOUNDED. Every soldier wondered whether or not