Category Archives: Holidays

It’s a good thing, I think.

This post is not about Martha Stewart, who is fond of saying “It’s a good thing.” It’s about the non-stop “Christmas” music on the radio right now (I will explain below why “Christmas” is in scare quotes). And the red … Continue reading

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Words Mean Things: Christmas Edition

I know it’s not Christmas yet, and I know there are a few souls left who try not to sing the “Christ is born!” type songs until Christmas Eve (and continue singing them throughout the Twelve Days of Christmas), so … Continue reading

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We have a winner!

The winner of a copy of Rekindling Advent is: The Cap’n! Congratulations, Cap’n. I’ll be emailing you shortly with details. Remember, you can get copies of Rekindling Advent at the book’s website, at Amazon, at Barnes & Noble, and from … Continue reading

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Book Giveaway: Rekindling Advent

Readers of this blog have a chance to win a free copy of my new book, Rekindling Advent: Rediscovering the Season of Joyful Waiting, published by Doulos Resources. What? You haven’t heard of it yet? Well, here’s your chance to … Continue reading

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Rekindling Advent: Digital Edition now available!

Update: The Digital Edition  of Rekindling Advent is now available! If you use Kindle, Nook, iPad, or pretty much any other reader, you can download a digital edition directly from Doulos Resources. The paperback edition is $9.95 and the Digital … Continue reading

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New Book: Rekindling Advent

Many of you who read this blog probably also follow my posts either on Facebook or Twitter; however, in case you don’t, you may have missed my announcement this week. My new book, Rekindling Advent: Rediscovering the Season of Joyful … Continue reading

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Halloween, Reformation Day, and the Devil

Today is Halloween, which is short for “All Hallows’ Even,” or the evening before All Saints’ Day (Nov. 1), also known as All Hallows’ Day or Hallowmas. Today, October 31, is also celebrated as Reformation Day by Protestants, because on this day in 1517, … Continue reading

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