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Things St. Nicholas ACTUALLY Said… [Day 25]

Things St. Nicholas ACTUALLY Said… [Day 25]

No, “Ho, Ho, Ho,” isn’t his quote. Neither was the idea of checking a list twice, flying reindeer led by a bright nose, or Home Alone (although it is nearly perfect).

Christmas for the Christian is an odd time. On this day, Christmas Day, all of us (well, some of us) wonder why we tell tales of a large man sneaking in our house while we slept to deliver the gifts we purchased and assembled.

Strange tradition, huh? Strange…or, maybe creepy.

The good news is that the real model for “Old St. Nick” is Nicholas of Myra,...

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Do You Hear What I Hear [Day 21]

Do You Hear What I Hear [Day 21]

As a human father, I cherish communication with my children. We email, text, and talk on the phone. But nothing is as rich...

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The “Why” of Immanuel [Day 20]

The “Why” of Immanuel [Day 20]

Because He knows us.

For a couple of weeks I knew that I would be writing about why it matters that God became flesh, a...

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Christ Has Come [Day 18]

Christ Has Come [Day 18]

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is one of the greatest literary achievements in western history.  Basically, it is the GRANDADDY of all English Dictionaries.

It...

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Eternal Joy [Day 17]

Eternal Joy [Day 17]

I believe joy many times gets confused with happiness. Happiness is that feeling we get when we buy a new awesome tee-shirt. Happiness is...

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The Cruciality of Caroling [Day 16]

The Cruciality of Caroling [Day 16]

Everyone is preaching the gospel this time of year. Everyone. People of all creeds robustly belt out Christmas carols when they come on...

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Come and See: Diligently Seeking Jesus [Day 15]

Come and See: Diligently Seeking Jesus [Day 15]

The two stood among many. A strange voice had called them to the wilderness. These men had wandered from their fishing boats and the...

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Waiting During Advent [Day 14]

Waiting During Advent [Day 14]

This dog is excited about waiting during Advent.

We are about midway through Advent.

Advent = coming.

Advent = expectant waiting.

Advent is the season of anticipating the...

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The Good Shepherd Came For You

The Good Shepherd Came For You

Think of a time in your life when you felt painfully small or forgotten. Think of a time when you felt far from loveable....

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Be Still and Wait [Day 9]

Be Still and Wait [Day 9]

When I was young, Advent was a time of joy.  My heart would nearly burst with compassion and love as I raced toward Christmas. ...

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