To Us Is Born

The Wise Men: World News

"Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, 'Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.'" (Matthew 2:1b-2 NIV)I never expected the Christmas nativity to be so adventurous till I began a...

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The First Noel

Of all the traditions of the holiday season, I think that my favourite is Christmas music. Certainly, I love the sparkle of lights, the glow of candles, the fragrance of freshly baked cookies, the crunch of snow, and the joy of family gatherings. But Christmas carols...

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Boxing Day

Yesterday was officially the day after Christmas. Canada has turned this into a holiday, called "Boxing Day". It is actually a British Holiday, and is celebrated in most former British colonies. Although the day has commendable historic roots, it has become a day when...

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The Day After Christmas

"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." (Luke 2:7 KJV)It was the day after Christmas 33 years ago.  I was newly married...

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A Gift for Jesus

Christmas 2021 is finally upon us. Kids everywhere are so excited! They have been counting the days until Christmas, now they are counting the hours, even the minutes!As adults, most of us are giving some passing thoughts to the fact that this is Jesus' birthday, but...

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A Blanket

When I was a teenager, I used to enjoy going out in the streets to play Christmas carols on my cornet (which is like a trumpet) with fellow members of a Salvation Army band. Today, such instrumental carolers are often found in the warmth of a mall, but years ago, such...

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