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Silent Night, Holy Night

How silently, how silently, the wondrous gift is given So God imparts to human hearts the blessings of His heaven No ear may hear His coming, but in this world of sin Where meek souls will receive Him still, the … Continue reading

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Putting up with the likes of us

So this Christmas, focus on Christ being born in you. Maybe that’s why He was born the first time into a smelly stable. Not that much different from being born in us. These are the last three sentences of my … Continue reading

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Jesus — ‘bastard child’

  Jesus understands everything about being human because He experienced it, including feeling the effects of the rumor mill. He understands how people talk, and how no matter what you say, people are going to believe what they want to … Continue reading

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‘Be born in us today’

How silently, how silently The wondrous gift was given So God imparts to human hearts The blessings of His heaven No ear may hear His coming, But in this world of sin Where meek souls will receive Him still The … Continue reading

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‘Ring Them Bells’

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep: “God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;  The Wrong shall fail, the Right prevail, With peace on earth, goodwill to men.”      – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow We finally wrestled the … Continue reading

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What peace on earth?

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep: “God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;  The Wrong shall fail, the Right prevail, With peace on earth, goodwill to men.”      – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The concluding stanza to … Continue reading

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‘Wild’ and ‘sweet’

I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play,  And wild and sweet the words repeat Of peace on earth, goodwill to men!      – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow What unexpected words to use for the Christmas … Continue reading

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You and me, and the bells of Christmas

Then from each black, accursed mouth The cannon thundered in the South,  And with the sound the carols drowned Of peace on earth, goodwill to men!   It was as if an earthquake rent The hearth-stones of a continent, And … Continue reading

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