Tag: Christmas

A War on Christmas?


This day, In sadness borne, We must confess: The Spirit of the Age Has crushed The infant in the cradle. And yet: O glorious yet, One day, in gladness shown, We must profess: The infant from the manger Has crushed The Spirit of the…

Christmas Morning [meditating on the Incarnation]


These few lines from an Augustine sermon may not have a title; nevertheless, may they serve you as well as they did me early this morning. Merry Christmas! *** Man’s maker was made man, that He, Ruler of the stars, might nurse at His…

The Oxen [poem by T. Hardy]


The Oxen by Thomas Hardy Christmas Eve, and twelve of the clock. “Now they are all on their knees,” An elder said as we sat in a flock By the embers in hearthside ease. We pictured the meek mild creatures where They dwelt in…

A Christmas Carol [poem by C. Rossetti]


A Christmas Carol by Christina Rossetti In the bleak mid-winter Frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone; Snow had fallen, snow on snow, Snow on snow, In the bleak mid-winter Long ago. Our God, Heaven cannot hold Him…

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day


We lit all of our candles and finished our Advent readings. We opened gifts. We spent Christmas Day with Karl’s family. His Dad read the story of Christ’s birth from Luke 2, then we enjoyed sharing what the Incarnation and the Gospel mean to…

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