Monthly Archives: December 2007

Signs of Peace

This morning during Sunday School I asked the high school class to go around and take pictures of things that remind them of or symbolize peace. The lesson this morning was the presentation of Jesus in the temple, when Simeon, … Continue reading

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The Word Became Flesh

The Gospel for Christmas Day is John 1:1–14. It ends, "The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace … Continue reading

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Gifts

I just had a couple of observations about Christmas gifts this year. The first is regarding the kids’ presents. One memory I have of Christmas as a child is how the Christmas tree always seemed to get swallowed up by … Continue reading

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Rejoice in God My Savior

As I mentioned in a previous post, this year’s children’s Christmas service was based on the hymn, "O Jesus Christ, Your Manger Is". The service took place last Sunday, the day before Christmas Eve. One of the highlights from that … Continue reading

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Come, Lord Jesus

This Advent our midweek services followed the theme, "Come, Lord Jesus." The point was that in Advent there are three ways in which we observe Jesus’ coming to us. He came the first time in the flesh, as a descendant … Continue reading

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Christmas Top Five

I’ve been trying to figure out how in the world I could summarize or describe the activities of the past week. I think I’ll have to take things one at a time. There are five highlights that I would like … Continue reading

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Rest in God Alone

It is customary for youth confirmands to receive their own “confirmation verse.” Sometimes the student choses their own passage; other times it is chosen for them. In any case, I think the passage is supposed to be a passage for … Continue reading

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Children’s Books

We have a lot of books at home. Lots of kids books. And naturally, we also have our share of Christian children’s books—mainly Bible story books. The USA Today had an article on these kind of books a couple days … Continue reading

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Advent Candle Song

Here is a recording of our preschool and kindergarten singing in church yesterday.

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Dancing

Last week I captured this video of Hannah and Andrew dancing together.

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