The Work of Christmas Begins When the song of the angels is stilled, when the star in the sky is...Read More
Does this count as a Christmas thought? I’m going to quote John Ruskin again, from his 4 essays titled as a group “Unto This Last.” He is talking about the great value of justice. The mistake of the best men...Read More
Here’s our hands-down all-time favorite Christmas poem, with our paraphrase following. Little Baby Thing They all were looking for a king to slay their foes and lift them high. Thou cam’st a little baby thing that...Read More
I know this guy personally and this is entirely legit. And I much agree with some of his sentiments! I have an occupation not familiar to most men So my outlook’s prob’ly dif’rent from beginin’ to the...Read More
We can work on being thankful from two directions. First: Our word “thank” comes from an older word, “think.” To be thankful today for the most precious things in our lives, we have to think about those...Read More
Here’s a very expressive email I received the other day, printed here with Laurie’s permission. Dear Friends and Family John and I had a truly warm and heart-nourishing Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s,...Read More
We got a new electronic game for Christmas; so I summoned all my engineering know-how and went to work installing the batteries. The instructions warned me not to mix new batteries with old. Tell me – if we can’t...Read More
Here’s an op-ed type piece I wrote last Christmas about God’s strange approach to public relations issues that first Christmas. Christmas: God’s public relations problem by Larry Harvey, published in Southwest...Read More
December 16, 2004 Here’s an old Christmas poem we love. We have it memorized and quote it together several times a year. It was written by a man C S Lewis admired very much, George MacDonald. They all were looking for a...Read More
December 11, 2004 Simultaneous intensity of joy and sorrow – that is a big part of the story of Christmas. The star, angels, magi, and a baby called “God With Us” began a sequence that took Jesus fairly quickly...Read More
December 7, 2004 I apologize for my five-day absence from these pages. Among other things, I’m working to get up a whole new site structure that has better compatiblity with more browsers. It will also allow more extensive...Read More
Here are 4 paragraphs from an article I wrote on Thanksgiving for Southwest Nebraska News a few years ago. Our word “thank” developed from an even more common good old five-letter word – think. Thank comes from...Read More
Wish I’d Said That!
No labor is better expended
than that which explores
the way to the
treasure-houses of the spirit,
and shows mankind
where to find those goods
which are increased
by being shared
and which none
can take from us.
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