Category: Christmas

Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift! 2 Corth. 9:15

Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift! 2 Corth. 9:15

Can you imagine what our situation would have been today if not for the gift of God’s Son – Jesus Christ? Our response then must be to love and live for Christ alone as we are commanded in 2 Corth. 5:14-15. I pray God’s blessings on you this Christmas and a New Year/Decade devoted to living only for the Lord. […]

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Celebrating Christmas without Christ

Celebrating Christmas without Christ

What is Christmas without Jesus? Although Christmas is the most celebrated holiday in the world, not everyone has heard the story of Christmas. Of those who have heard it only a small percentage have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. More disturbing is the fact that barely two out of every 10 Christians intentionally share on a regular basis the […]

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After Church, Start Your Christmas Day with the ‘Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade’

After Church, Start Your Christmas Day with the ‘Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade’

ABC airs Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade which start on Main Street U.S.A. presented from both the Cinderella Castle in Walt Disney World, Florida and the Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland, California. The Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade is an American television special that airs on Christmas Day on ABC, taped primarily inside the Magic Kingdom theme park at […]

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Chapel of the Nativity of Christ, Bethlehem, Israel

Pilgrimage to Bethlehem, Israel to see the Chapel of the Nativity of Jesus Christ

The Four Sacred Caves of Christ In order to discuss pilgrimage sites in the Christian tradition it is important to first make a distinction between those sites outside the ‘Holy Land’ of the Middle East and those inside that general territory. Christian pilgrimage sites outside of the Holy Land are considered sacred because of several reasons including: the presence of […]

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Montesano Festival of Lights

Montesano Festival of Lights

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What is a Christmas nativity?

What is a Christmas nativity?

Tradition says that Francis of Assisi created the very first Christmas nativity scene in AD 1223 after a trip to the Holy Land and Christ’s birthplace. So began a new tradition that took root in many Western countries. Today, we can see nativity scenes in front of churches and homes, on street corners, and in pageants every Christmas season. The […]

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Santa bandit (Image Wikimedia Commons)

The ‘War on Christmas’ and Christians Responsibilities

The “war on Christmas” is a concerted effort to disassociate Jesus Christ from the Christmas holiday by removing the word “Christmas” from public discourse. Are we going back to dark ages, like in the 17th century, when the Puritans had laws forbidding the celebration of Christmas? With the atheistic Cult of Reason in power during the era of Revolutionary France, […]

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Empty Pockets? You Can Still Celebrate The Holidays!

Empty Pockets? You Can Still Celebrate The Holidays!

As the year closes out the flurry of activities to celebrate CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR accentuates to a high crescendo that deafens our reasoning and common-sense in several areas. One of such areas is the credit card bills we recklessly rake up during this season while throughout the year we have been careful about how we use them. We should […]

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Why Celebrate Christmas?

Why Celebrate Christmas?

Christians the world over celebrate Christmas in honor of the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem. Various Christmas traditions have been associated with the celebration of Christmas, and different cultures celebrate different ways. The unifying factor is the historical fact that Jesus was born, c. 5 BC. The angel who appeared to the shepherds the night of Jesus’ birth said, […]

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Coquilles Saint-Jacques (France).

Using Coquilles Saint-Jacques from France as A Christmas Appetizer

Christmas is a good time to try out some good recipes and Coquilles Saint-Jacques from France that is traditionally served on small, cleaned scallop shells will complete your Christmas potluck. Coquilles Saint-Jacques Scallops with herbs and cheese, served in little shells makes a good appetizer, although it can be used as a delicious seafood entrée as well. Coquilles Saint-Jacques is […]

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