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For this first week of Advent, my poem of the week is this wonderful 7th century hymn that I have only recently come across. I hope you enjoy it as I have. Creator of the stars of night, Thy people’s everlasting light, Jesu, Redeemer, save us all, And hear Thy servants when they call. Thou, […]

Wonderful New Christmas Hymn

Merry Christmas from the Van Nestes! Here is a new favorite of my family’s after singing it at our church’s Christmas Eve service last night. It is a marvelous hymn, theologically rich and lyrically beautiful, written by Justin Wainscott. You can read Justin’s discussion of the hymn here. It can be sung to the tune […]

Our Favorite Advent Book

It is a little late to be recommending Advent resources, but in case anyone is searching, our favorite resource continues to be Christ in Christmas: A Family Advent Celebration. We don’t really use the four main stories by the prominent authors. What we like is simply the daily Scripture readings and the two carols a […]

Christ in Christmas: A Family Advent Celebration

Christ in Christmas: A Family Advent Celebration By James Dobson, Charles Swindoll, James Montgomery Boice, R. Sproul (NavPress, 1989), pb. This has been our favorite and most used advent book since we have had children (and perhaps before). The book is arranged in four parts, one for each of the weeks of advent. Each week […]

Christmas/Advent Books

A reader has written asking me about posting on some books on Advent or Christmas. Great question! I have meant to post on some but have been behind. I previously commented on Gabriel’s Magic Ornament, written by one of my colleagues. It is a really good book. I will be posting on some other books […]