Category Archives: Christmas

And this is Christmas

We relish the soft, airbrushed edges of our Christmases that blend the Middle Eastern night of magi and shepherds overseeing the birth of Jesus in peaceful Bethlehem with Currier & Ives snowscapes, carolers and family festivities. Certainly the shattering of … Continue reading

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God with us. Christmas 2012

We watched a Christmas special recently that weaved a tale that would present the ‘real meaning of Christmas,’ which for that screenwriter was “caring for one another.” People of all faiths and traditions may tire of the commercialism that drives modern Christmas, and … Continue reading

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New chapter added in Americans: The Novel

John Ralston is gay, an active Christian, and a key character in Americans: The Novel. He is introduced in today’s addition to the online novel: Never lacking in energy or creativity,  was a favorite with the children and was also active in … Continue reading

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A Digital Telling of the Christmas Story

Did you all see this Digital Nativity Story. Clever, and a lot of fun. Check it out

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The meaning of Christmas: Immanuel. God with us

 We watched a Christmas special a few days ago that weaved a tale to present the real meaning of Christmas, which for that screenwriter was “caring for one another.” People of all faiths and traditions may tire of the commercialism … Continue reading

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Random act of worship 3: silent monks “sing” Hallelujah Chorus

This one is a bit less random than this random act and this one, but very creative. The Hallelujah Chorus like I’ve never heard, or seen, it. (Hat-tip to Mom and Dad Payton for sending it).

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Believe: It’s Merry Christmas in America Again

In 2005 our public relations firm, Rooftop, did media outreach for a client that was providing Christmas gifts to children on the Gulf Coast that had been just been devastated by Hurricane Katrina. The innovative project sent a Christmas set … Continue reading

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In D.C., put more in the Salvation Army kettle (and spend less at Giant)

If you live in the Washington, D.C. area, put a few more dollars in The Salvation Army kettle this year. Their giving is down significantly because Giant foodstores have cut back the time the Army can ring bells outside their … Continue reading

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Very funny political cartoons for Christmas

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Another Random Act of Worship. “And He shall reign forever and ever.”

This one is better than the last random performance of the Hallelujah Chorus. I wish this happened at every mall food court; it would make the trip to the mall bearable.

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