Our ward had its Christmas program today in Sacrament Meeting.
Central to that story is the creation of a little baby in a manger.
A really fun Christmas production, despite the Youtube’s Greatest Hits flavor.
Hat tip to Phil W. at Brandywinebooks.net
Not totally. They cancelled Christmas for the kids, and are turning Christmas into a service project.
Apparently the little girl is too old for “fairy tales” about God … but not too old to be writing Santa to complain about it.
There’s a metaphor there. And not one, I think, that the American Atheists intended.
Our ward Primary President introduced the singing of “Silent Night” this way: (more…)
Christmas is fundamentally a family holiday. We should celebrate the Christ child, but we don’t need to be lugubrious about it. We don’t need to suppress family fun because the family is in the image of the Holy Family and pleasing to God. Your family relation is part of the deep spiritual core of Christmas, as two overlooked passages of Christmas scripture show. (more…)
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Last night I had a dream. I lay it out in sequence below but the dream was all at once. (more…)
Stupendous science-fiction author John C. Wright has written a free time-traveling Christmas story based on Mr. Kreuger’s Christmas. Here are two excerpts, to give you the flavor: (more…)
And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain…
This Christmas we will take the sacrament together. The ordinance will be, or can be, bigger than the time and place. Bigger than the place, because it binds us to all the Saints who are taking it with us worldwide, and to God in his heaven. Bigger than time, because it brings us to the foot of the cross and to the times when we made our covenants. (more…)
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