Monthly Archives: December 2013

What Do You See?


“One never grows old on the inside.” -Eva Elizabeth Smith Continue reading

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“Happy Birthday Jesus”


“Happy Birthday Jesus” Happy birthday, Jesus I’m so glad it’s Christmas All the tinsel and lights And the presents are nice But the real gift is You Happy birthday, Jesus I’m so glad it’s Christmas All the carols and bells … Continue reading

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Famous Christmas Carols – Story Behind the Carol- “From Heaven Above To Earth I Come”


This is not a well-known or extremely famous Christmas Carol. It is, however, an old carol, written in 1531 by Martin Luther. It was translated from German to English by Ca­ther­ine Wink­worth in 1855. Martin Luther wrote “From Heaven Above … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Christmas Slip By Without Giving Something For Jesus!


When Jesus was asked, “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?” Jesus replied, “‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’This is the first and great commandment.“And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets. Continue reading

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Famous Christmas Carols – Story Behind the Carol – “O come, O come, Emmanuel”


Those who lived in the days of the prophets yearned for the time when the Messiah, Emmanuel, would come to deliver them. Jesus said: For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which … Continue reading

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Famous Christmas Carols – Story Behind the Carol – “Good King Wenceslas “


Many times good stories have already been told and so it is with the story of “Good King Wenceslas.” He was a real person and while often the bad are infamous and their names are remembered for their evil deeds, … Continue reading

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Famous Christmas Carols – Story Behind the Carol – “O Little Town of Bethlehem”


Regardless of those who would end Christmas, Christmas remains a very special time in the United States and around the world. It seems to me there is only one reason for this – Jesus Christ changed the world and He changes lives when a person comes to know Him. Below is an example of the outcome of a changed life. Continue reading

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Famous Christmas Carols – Story Behind the Carol – “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear”


“It Came Upon the Midnight Clear”is a Christmas Carol that was written by a Unitarian pastor named Reverend Edmund Hamilton Sears. He wrote the poem in 1849  and was published in Boston’s Christian Register that same year. According to Angels … Continue reading

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Famous Christmas Carols – Story Behind the Carol – “Silent Night”


The words of “Silent Night” date back to 1816, in the Lungau region of Germany where Joseph Mohr was living when he penned the words to this beautiful song. A time-line is available of the history at Stille Nacht Gesellschwft*. … Continue reading

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Famous Christmas Carols – Story Behind the Carol – “Mary Did You Know”


So, ‘Yes’, Mary knew because she knew that He was conceived by the work of the Holy Spirit of God, He was called Emmanuel, God with us, He had power to forgive sin, He could work the works of God, He was worshiped by men and angels, and He was the One spoken of by the prophets. She knew by His response to the Jews, a response that would cost Him his life, when they asked Him directly if He was claiming to be God. Jesus responded by saying, “Before Abraham was, I am.” Continue reading

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