Articles

  • 07-Christmas-is-for-kids

    Christmas is for kids

    At the heart of Christmas is the Child of Bethlehem, who was born into this often cold, hostile world to warm us with His heavenly Father’s love. It was a child who began the first Christmas celebration, and it is children who keep it alive in their own special ways. Adults know this. Christmas brings […]

  • 08-Christmas-candy

    Christmas candy 

    Christmas is approaching, and I’ve been thinking about colorful lights, Christmas trees, presents, Christmas carols, church bells, and most importantly, the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. And for some reason, I’ve also been thinking about the colorful hard ribbon candy, chocolate drops, candy canes, chocolate-covered cherries, and little square hard-candy treats of my childhood […]

  • 09-The-star-singers

    The star singers

    When my children were young, we read about an old tradition that existed in various parts of Europe since the Middle Ages. Groups of children and young people would go house to house singing Christmas carols and sometimes collecting donations for charitable purposes. So we started doing it too. In the beginning, it took a […]

  • 10-silent-nights

    Silent nights

    Weary. That used to be my word for December. Yes, I know it doesn’t convey the true wonder of the season. But the days are hard and long, and by this time of year, I have 300-plus behind me. I just wish the year wouldn’t race past me and leave me feeling totally spent—and still […]

  • 11-The-ultimate-proof

    The ultimate proof

    How quickly Christmas has come again! The days, weeks, and months fly by, and I end up being both surprised and resigned to reaching another Christmas season. Not that I dislike Christmas! I love the beautiful familiar carols, the vibrant cheeriness, and the ability to wish both friends and strangers well with impartiality. And yet, […]

  • 12-why-i-came-to-earth

    Why I came to earth

    When I came down on Christmas Day, it wasn’t to attend a party or pick up gifts from friends. It wasn’t part of a school field trip, or to get a good deal at a stable. What could I have possibly wanted, already having the world at My fingertips? Well, what I wanted was you—and […]