The Case for Christmas by LEE STROBEL EMBARKING ON AN INVESTIGATION As a youngster, like countless other wide-eyed children, I listened with rapt fascination to the annual Bible story about Christmas. But as I matured, skepticism set in. I concluded that not only is Santa Claus merely a feel-good fable, but that the entire
Why Christians, of all people, shouldn’t be cranky during Christmas by Daniel Darling Have you noticed lately that it’s the Christians who are often the most cranky during the Christmas season? Complaining has almost become required. We hear sermons on how to deal with the stress of Christmas. We read ominous-sounding emails and Facebook posts
by Shirley Pope Waite For the first time since I was a young single, I’D BE ALONE for Christmas. My daughter lived in South Carolina on the other side of the country. One son had just started a new job and couldn’t take time off. Another had previously been scheduled to work all Christmas week.
by Ivey Harrington Beckman Most moms think their children walk on water. Mary’s Son actually did. I’VE NEVER GIVEN BIRTH, but I do have a child in heaven. My only pregnancy was miscarried at eight weeks. Though my arms never held that tiny soul, my heart did. Still does. I never smelled my child’s sweet
by Peggy Houston Henderson News spread that the young girl was not married when she conceived the child. Mary knew the conception was a miraculous act of the Holy Spirit. Still, she would surely be scrutinized when her pregnancy became apparent. Because he was righteous and honorable, Joseph, the man to whom she was engaged,
By Amanda Warren My son’s Nativity setup revealed a fresh perspective of the Christmas story. It was the Sunday after Thanksgiving, and my 6-year-old son, Cole, was eager to decorate our house for Christmas. One of our family’s favorite Christmas decorations is a ceramic Nativity set that my husband and I received as a wedding gift. Since