Dec 07 2010

Sara Groves

Sara Groves brought the Christmas spirit to a women's prison in Illinois last year.  It was unbelievable night of worship and hope for those women and Sara.  This special concert was recorded and now Sara is making available for FREE (click here).

Dec 07 2010

Joseph's Song

Dec 07 2010

The real story of St. Nicholas

St. Nicholas

His name was Nicholas and he was born to a wealthy, elderly couple in what is now Turkey in the 3rd century AD. When his parents died, he was left with a large inheritance and gained a reputation for generously giving to the poor. He entered a monastery and eventually was ordained Bishop of the coastal city of Myra.

Nicholas was known for miraculous answers to prayer, confronting pagan "Diana" worship and being cruelly imprisoned during Roman Emperor Diocletian's persecution of Christians.  When Constantine ended the persecution, Nicholas attended the Council of Nicaea and helped write the Nicene Creed. A true Saint, Nicholas died on December 6, 343AD. Early American writer Washington Irving, creator of Rip Van Winkle and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, was instrumental in transforming Saint Nicholas into jolly ol' St. Nick!

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Dec 06 2010

An East Texas Manger Scene :)

A few years ago at Christmastime, there was an art contest held in an elementary school in East Texas. One entry was a picture drawn by a six year old boy showing three men, offering gifts to the baby Jesus in his manger.  What made the picture unique was the way the gifts were being presented to the baby Jesus...

The men were riding in a fire engine. 

The principle asked the boy about his decision to draw the fire engine and the boy, in his heavy East-Texas accent, was quick to reply:

"Well, the Bible says the wise men came from a-far!!"

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