Little Christmas

I mentioned last week that the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, which entails the arrival of the Magi in Bethlehem to pay homage to the newborn Savior, was celebrated in our family as “Little Christmas.” We kept our stockings hung by the fireplace right through the Christmas Octave and right up to this…


Hopes and Fears

I received a Christmas card with the phrase, “The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.” It recalled the song I heard so often as a youth… “O little town of Bethlehem,” With all that’s going on presently in our world and in our church, this single line struck me…


Time at the Manger

I am including you in my prayers on Christmas day, that you and all your family will be deeply blessed by our loving Savior as you honor Him with your presence on the memorial of His Virgin Birth. Wouldn’t it be fantastic to be transported back in time to be there at the manger to…