The Twelve Prayers of Christmas

Merry Christmas! Here’s a twist on the “12 Days of Christmas” song as my gift to you. For the first prayer of Christmas my good Lord gave to me: A prayer of peace for all of God’s world. For the second prayer of Christmas my good Lord gave to me: Two eyes to see Him […]

10 Commandments for Christmas (Part Five)

How can we apply the 9th and 10th Commandments to our busy American Christmas season? Let’s see. Commandment 9: Don’t lie This is a hard one because it involves, among other things, humility. Often we are expected to buy and exchange gifts that we can’t afford, or we are invited to a multitude of parties […]

10 Commandments for Christmas (Part Four)

How can we apply the 7th and 8th Commandments to our busy American Christmas season? Let’s see. Commandment 7: Don’t commit adultery Really? At first, it was a mystery for me to know how to apply this commandment to Christmas. Of course I’m not going to commit adultery! So how could I fit this into […]

10 Commandments for Christmas (Part Three)

How can we apply the 5th and 6th Commandments to our busy American Christmas season? Let’s see. Commandment 5: Honor your mother and father In a culture that often dishonors parents, how can we teach honor to our children, and how does it apply to Christmas? I had to think long and hard about how […]