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Christmas for Beginners, An Introduction:

            Like many parents, I wanted my children to keep the actual meaning of Christmas at the forefront of their mind during Advent.  This is no small task living in a culture that is constantly reassigning new meanings to the holiday.  The world’s “True Meaning of Christmas” ranges anywhere from: Very often, the whole point of the holiday, …

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Looking for an Advent Devotional/ Jesse Tree Book? I have a biased suggestion.

Last year, I did a daily blog posting of the scriptural journey from Creation to Christmas for 25 days. This year, to make it easier on the not-so-techno-enthused, I put it in book form. Here’s the description: It’s kind-of a Jesse Tree. I’ve seen other Jesse trees include things besides just the family line of …

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Christmas for Beginners – Day 12

King David Just the gist (for small children and others with tiny attention spans):               God told the prophet Samuel to anoint David, son of Jesse, causing the Spirit of the Lord to come upon him.  At the time, the Israelites were at war with the Philistines.  David killed Goliath, the Philistine’s giant warrior.  When King Saul died, David …

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