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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from the Van Nestes

Calvin on Joy in the Christmas Message

If you have read John Calvin but have not read from his sermons, you have missed his best. I have been edified this past week in reading from Songs of the Nativity, a new translation of selected sermons from Luke 1&2 (only one of which has previously appeared in English). In commenting on the angel’s […]

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from the Van Nestes

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 […]

Keeping Holiday

Keeping Holiday, Starr Meade (Crossway, 2008), pb., 192 pp. Ages 6+ I got a copy of this book several months ago but waited for Christmas to read it to my children. We enjoyed it. It is sort of a “Pilgrim’s Progress meets Christmas.” In the story Holiday is a resort where many families come for […]

Who Was Born This Special Day?

Who Was Born This Special Day?, by Eve BuntingIllustrated by Leonid Gore(Atheneum, 2000), hb., 32 pp.Ages 3-5 This book is nicely illustrated and simple. There is not much to the book. The title question is asked through the book going through various animals as not the one born this day. On the last page it […]

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from the Van Nestes!

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from the Van Nestes!

Christmas, God Working in the Dark

It seems that many people think you can only celebrate Christmas if all is well. You can see this in the various statements beginning with, “It just does not seem like Christmas because … Perhaps we set ourselves up for failure by expecting everything to be just right at this time of the year. If […]

Christmas and Missions

My friend Phil Eyster at Eagle Projects International just posted this photo sent to him from a friend in a Muslim country (you can see his comments at the blog). You can see the blood covering the streets after the Festival of Sacrifice last week. As we approach Christmas it is good to be reminded […]