Monthly Archives: December 2017

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“Chill October” (1870) by John Everett Millais

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The Wishing Map 94

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Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Nineteen: The Naim Games (Continued) Previously: Zack was stunned to discover that the terrifying apparition who’d halted the naims’ civil…

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Should Jesus Followers Celebrate Hanukkah?

Jesus did. With Malachi, the last of the Old Testament prophets, God’s presence seemed to cease. 400 years passed, during which time, like the 400 years the Israelites had spent in Egypt, God was silent. Where was he? Had he … Continue reading

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Put the X back in Xmas!

People often assume that the term “Xmas” is an attempt to take “Christ” out of Christmas. But did you know that: The term Xmas dates all the way back to the Middle Ages. X is an abbreviation for Christ (it’s … Continue reading

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You Have not Passed this Way Before

When you come to a place you’ve never been before, and don’t know the way–your life, for example– it’s best to follow someone who does. “When you see the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God…then you shall … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, George!

You may not know the writings of George MacDonald, but you know the works he inspired. Without him, there would likely be no Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Narnia, or A Wrinkle in Time. Considered the father of modern … Continue reading

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Jingle Bells

“Jingle Bells” may be the most sung Christmas tune in the world, although its lyrics vary from country to country (it’s also one of the most spoofed). It was written by James Lord Pierpont–for Thanksgiving–in remembrance of the sleigh races … Continue reading

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