Contributed on Dec 4, 2006
The "sign" the shepherds received was a baby in a manger. But compared to the sights and sounds of the angels in the sky... a baby in a feeding trough would seem somewhat anti-climatic. Why did God do it that way?
OPEN: A Salvation Army woman was informed by a policeman that a local ordinance would prevent her from ringing her bells to invite contributions. She was contrite and apologetic that she had “broken” the law. But the next day she was back in front of the store… doing a brisker business than ...read more
Contributed on Dec 11, 2006
How did Joseph and Mary prepare for their 1st Christmas? And what does this say about how we can prepare for pleasing God this season?
OPEN: A new Christmas movie has just come out starring Matthew Broderick and Danny Devito. Does anybody know the name this movie? That’s right “Deck The Halls”. It’s a comedy about two neighbors who engage in a cutthroat competition to have the most decorated home in the neighborhood. Devito’s ...read more
Contributed on Dec 18, 2006
Wise men came late to the party... but at least they showed up. Then - as now - many are too busy to bother. Why would so many people seek something else to focus on during the Christmas season?
OPEN: It was almost Christmas Day, and the mother of a 3 year old boy was furiously running from store to store trying to get her last minute shopping done. Suddenly she realized that her son’s pudgy little hand was no longer in hers. Frantically she began to look around and then not finding him ...read more