R.I.P — O’Christmas Tree

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Real or artificial, big or small, quirky or traditional, a home, office or shop is not complete at Christmas time unless there is a Christmas tree. Not only do they bring joy, but they bring a festive spirit to the place, with the coloured baubles, beautiful twinkling lights and mysterious presents placed underneath waiting to […]

Christmas Invitation

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I’ve written before that I became a Christian just before Christmas (in 1984).  And that my first Christmas as a believer was so special and filled with wonder at what God had done in sending Jesus to be our Saviour. The opening words from the Gospel of John set the context of eternity: “1In the […]

‘…and all who hear you will know you know the joy and power of it!’

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The late Bernard Reichel was a 20th century classical composer from the canton (district) Neuchatel, a French speaking part of Switzerland. He was once conducting a final rehearsal of Handel’s Messiah. They had come to the part where the soprano soloist takes up the refrain, “I know that my Redeemer liveth” (from Job 19:25). Every […]

The Manger of my Heart

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There’s a story of a shoe salesman who was sent by his company to a country in Africa to test the market there. After being there for two weeks, he sent word back to America, “Please bring me home. Nobody wears shoes over here”. The company brought him home and flew another salesman there. In […]

Jesus, more than a babe in a manger!

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Observed in many church traditions in the month of December, Advent is a season to prepare our hearts in anticipation and celebration of the birth of Christ. While no one is really sure when the first Advent took place, some believe it dates back to the 5th century when monks had to fast during December. […]