Monthly Archive:: December 2014
The Pickett family was invited to the home of the “Santa on Sylvan” for a Christmas party in 1955. (via)
The Calvinist International: A Christmas Meditation by Abraham Kuyper. How about this punch in the gut: The little band [of shepherds] in Bethlehem’s fields is picturesque and inspiring. But in itself that image conveys no great moral truth. A shepherd only becomes great, prosperous, and exalted when his or her shepherding is all about peoples souls.
By profession, I am a soldier and take pride in that fact. But I am prouder – infinitely prouder – to be a father. A soldier destroys in order to build; the father only builds, never destroys. The one has the potentiality of death; the other embodies creation and life. And while the hordes of