Monthly Archives: November 2010

Advent Celebration

Index of Christmas holiday posts Each year, early in Advent, we host an Advent Celebration in our home. After a pot-luck meal, we gather for a participatory Advent devotional. In this time of joyous worship together, we recount the story … Continue reading

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Christmas Caroling

Index of Christmas holiday posts Go Christmas caroling sometime this Advent! Why not plan a caroling party? Meet together to review some favorite carols, and even discuss their sources and history; then go caroling around the neighborhood, to the homes … Continue reading

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Why make such a big deal about Christmas?

Index of Christmas holiday posts Different people react differently to Christmas traditions, such as those listed in the previous post, Christmas nights at home. If you and your family choose not to celebrate Christmas like we do, or even not … Continue reading

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Christmas nights at home

These are some of the movies, books and music we enjoy on nights at home during Advent (between Thanksgiving and Christmas Day) and Christmas (the 12 days beginning on Christmas Day and leading up to Epiphany). If you’re looking for … Continue reading

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The Joy of Christmas

Index of Christmas holiday posts Just as music gives shape to a few moments of the day, so seasonal celebrations give shape to the years of our lives. With this in mind, therefore, when Candace and I were first married, … Continue reading

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Miracle on Oak Grove St.

Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons – index The day after Thanksgiving, as usual, we began decorating the home for Christmas. We didn’t get the outside lights up, but we all had fun getting the Christmas boxes down from the attic and … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons – index What makes Thanksgiving a special time in your family? One of the traditions we enjoy is to prepare slips of paper with Thanksgiving-related Scripture verses and quotations. We place them underneath each plate at … Continue reading

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