holidays, humor

Jolly Old St. Nicholas

The holiday season is here again, and other than an awkward moment now and again at the store when I think the cashier isn’t sure how to close the transaction, I haven’t heard too much about appropriate seasonal greetings this year. Perhaps the story was killed last year. Perhaps I just lead a sheltered life. I don’t mind being wished…

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The War on Christmas

Elementary school students in a Virginia school district came home with an interesting flyer this week: an invitation to a Pagan ritual to celebrate Yule. Parents were understandably upset. The difficulty stems from a decision by the 46th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals in Maryland which concludes that if one community organization is allowed to distribute their flyers through the…

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holidays, homeschooling

Our first Jesse Tree ornament

On Thursday, I talked about celebrating Advent using the Jesse Tree. I promised to document the making of our little ornaments for anyone interested. First, we read Genesis 2:7 and discussed who the creator is and how man is unique from the animals. Then, to help us remember this, we made an ornament using Sculpey clay. In case you aren’t…

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Advent, Advent

The Advent season is almost upon us. “Advent” means simply, “important arrival” and of course refers to the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ. According to Webster’s 1828 dictionary, it means, A coming; appropriately the coming of our Savior, and in the calendar, it includes four sabbaths before Christmas, beginning of St. Andrew’s Day, or on the sabbath next before…

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