Monthly Archives: December 2010

Seventh Day of Christmas

Good thing Christmas can actually be stretched out a little, ‘cos there are a couple of books we haven’t had a chance to read yet. One is called "The Case for Christmas" (by Lee Strobel again), which we assume is … Continue reading

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Sixth Day of Christmas

Oops, forgot to teach you your catechism yesterday! Five gold rings is supposed to represent the first five books of the Old Testament. For today, 6 geese-a-laying represents the six days in which God created the earth. But we like … Continue reading

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Fifth Day of Christmas

Disjointed thoughts this morning, but lets see if we can link them, however loosely. 1) In the Twelve Days of Christmas song, “5 gold rings” actually refers to ring-necked pheasants, or “goldspinks” which is an old term for Goldfinch. It … Continue reading

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Fourth Day of Christmas

Now here’s something I bet you didn’t know: the original words to the song are actually "4 colly birds" vs "4 calling birds". Colly birds are blackbirds. Blackbirds do kind of "call out" though, I guess. Anyway, have you guessed … Continue reading

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Third Day of Christmas

Just in case you wanted to know it, French Hens have 5 toes on each foot, instead of the usual 4. The 3 French Hens are supposed to represent the 3 theological virtues: Faith, Hope and Love. Today’s reading from the … Continue reading

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Second Day of Christmas

I guess you could say we like to prolong the fun… to drag out Christmas as long as possible. Is it because we hate to “get back to reality”? No, it’s because we love the reality that is Christmas: the … Continue reading

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The omnipotent, in one instant, made himself breakable. He who had been spirit became pierceable. He who was larger than the universe became an embryo. And he who sustains the world with a word chose to be dependent upon the … Continue reading

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special things

Well, since things have got done in good time, we had time to read over the various info sheets collected from the Christmas Around the World that we had for our Christmas Family Night a little while ago at church. … Continue reading

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just RELAX… enjoy it!

As the Big Day draws ever closer, and the excitement mounts, one could feel the need of saying something truly profound… but isn’t there so much of that around already, at this time of year? We’ve certainly written and copied … Continue reading

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All about The Letter

First of all, I know that some people are going to say that I should have put a better picture of myself on the cover. I just didn’t happen to have a good one, and having lots of pictures of … Continue reading

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