Tag Archives: Christmas

2020 In Review – Christ is Risen – Merry Christmas

Bringing Easter and Christmas together is something I like to do. They are a package, but our culture tends to treat them separately.  What I didn’t expect was that my 2015 Christmas musings would be the second most viewed post here in 2020. I’m not confused. I know it is Christmas – but the day […]

Merry Christmas

From my family to yours, may the peace of the Christ-child be with you not just today but always. I picked up the poster below, which lists the various names and titles of Jesus, back in the 1970s. I figured I could find an image online, and sure enough, I found this one on Amazon. […]

Christmas Eve 2020

This was going to be the year. Christmas Eve in Bethlehem. What could be more meaningful? It was one of those bucket-list type of things. And surprisingly cheap.a return flight from Basel would only be a couple of hundred dollars. We know people who know people who would have found is a cheap place to […]

Advent Continues

Today is the last Sunday of Advent, the season of anticipation of the birth of the King. Advent wasn’t a big thing in my Baptist childhood – but I married into a family with a lot of traditions which became mine as well. Those traditions were passed on to our children. Four years ago my […]

Christmas Decorations

I hadn’t realized how much I missed being in Sulzburg last December until I saw the Christmas decorations going up in the market square. Sulzburg is beautiful at Christmas. European towns make Christmas a big deal. There may not be much faith left on the continent, but the traditions remain. Even in 2020, when so […]

Christmas Passed

There were things I missed by being in Canada last month, especially the Christmas tree in Sulzburg’s town square. For me it is a highlight of the season. The tree is still there, but the lights have been removed. Soon it will be taken down and most of the branches stripped from it, Then it […]

Christmas Eve 2019

No Santa coming by sleigh to my house today. That’s a tradition we don’t observe. No chestnuts roasting by an open fire either – no fireplace available. Last minute shopping? Possibly – we’re low on milk and the stores are closed Christmas Day. The stores will be closing early, allowing employees to spend the evening […]

An Advent Prayer

This was in my in box when I woke up yesterday morning. It resonated with me, so I thought I would pass it on today.  

Christmas Is Coming

Originally posted in 2015. He looked round again and could hardly believe his eyes. There was the blue sky overhead, and grassy country spreading as far as he could see in every direction, and his new friends all round him, laughing. “It seems, then,” said Tirian, smiling himself, “that the Stable seen from within and […]

The Santa Effect

I have posted this before, the first time more than five years ago. I wasn’t planning on revisiting it this year, but yesterday I was reminded that my son wrote a sequel. I thought it would be nice to share that, and will do so tomorrow, but it helps if you read the  original post […]