Thanksgiving Trivia

After the first Thanksgiving in 1621, it took over 200 years before Thanksgiving Day was officially proclaimed in 1863. Sara Hale, a magazine editor, spent 40 years writing editorials and letters [...]

Frankincense and Myrrh

No matter your faith, you’ve most likely noticed frankincense and myrrh resins, incense, and essential oils start to pop up this time of year. Many first heard of these resins through the story [...]

Legend of the Evergreen Trees

One winter, when the birds were all leaving south for warmer areas, one little bird broke its wing on the way and was left behind. Soon frost and snow covered the forest and she was cold and [...]

Three Visitors

A woman came out of her house and saw three old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard. She did not recognize them. She said, “I don’t think I know you, but you must be hungry. [...]

The History of Christmas Cards

The custom of sending Christmas cards was started in the United Kingdom in 1843. The new Post Office was able to offer a penny stamp because new railways were being built which could carry much [...]

The Advantages of Giving to Others

There are so many great causes to support this time of year. From food for the needy to a simple visit to those without families in nursing homes, whatever the cause you wish to support, giving [...]

The Man and the Birds

American radio broadcaster Paul Harvey told a modern parable called “The Man and the Birds”. The parable follows a man who can’t bring himself to believe the story of Jesus as God incarnate. On [...]

Sands of Christmas

By Michael Marks I had no Christmas spirit when I breathed a weary sigh, and looked across the table where the bills were piled too high. The laundry wasn’t finished and the car I had to fix, My [...]