Tag: Christmas

Believing  good news

Believing good news

sharing peace on earth , from Handel's Messiah

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How to anticipate and relieve holiday stress

Halloween has barely come and gone, if that long, before magazine articles, television programs , retail advertisements, and radio music  tell us that this is "the most wonderful time of the year."  That is until the extra work of shopping, cooking, decorating, wrapping, planning and entertaining makes it the least wonderful time. While we  welcome … Continue reading How to anticipate and relieve holiday stress

Christmas Day

Christmas Day

The Birth of Jesus Foretold Luke chapter 1 28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” 29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have … Continue reading Christmas Day

“Tis the season to…

“Tis the season to…

Do we celebrate more special events and holidays the last six weeks of the year than the rest of the year combined? It feels that way to me.  We have the three major holidays- Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day   Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve have become mini holidays too. And this year, since … Continue reading “Tis the season to…

Advent Words from Luke

Advent Words from Luke

Luke chapter 2, New Living Translation  The Shepherds and Angels 8That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. 9Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, 10but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he … Continue reading Advent Words from Luke

Expert advice to conquer holiday stress

Expert advice to conquer holiday stress

Magazine articles, television programs and music playlists tell us that this is "the most wonderful time of the year."  That is until the extra work of shopping, cooking, decorating, wrapping, planning and entertaining makes it the least wonderful time. While most of us welcome the chance to celebrate with family and friends, sometimes those encounters … Continue reading Expert advice to conquer holiday stress

Christmas-making peace on earth

  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host … Continue reading Christmas-making peace on earth