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The Christmas Paradox

Renee Ann Smith —  December 12, 2014 — 6 Comments

Chesterton Christmas Quote

Christmas is built upon a beautiful & intentional paradox;
that the birth of the homeless should be celebrated in every home.
~G. K. Chesterton~

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In the Bleak Midwinter
by Christina Rosetti

In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter, long ago.

Our God, Heaven cannot hold Him, nor earth sustain;
Heaven and earth shall flee away when He comes to reign.
In the bleak midwinter a stable place sufficed
The Lord God Almighty, Jesus Christ.

Enough for Him, whom cherubim, worship night and day,
Breastful of milk, and a mangerful of hay;
Enough for Him, whom angels fall before,
The ox and ass and camel which adore.

Angels and archangels may have gathered there,
Cherubim and seraphim thronged the air;
But His mother only, in her maiden bliss,
Worshipped the beloved with a kiss.

What can I give Him, poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;
If I were a Wise Man, I would do my part;
Yet what I can I give Him: give my heart.

Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.

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Should Christians spend time reading stories that aren’t true? Is fiction important in life? Check out what some great minds have said on the subject:

“Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.” ~C. S. Lewis~  (Click here to Tweet)

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A touch of rosy sunset

Renee Ann Smith —  August 31, 2010 — 8 Comments

For some people, discussing the scientific explanation of a sunset ruins its charm. Not so with me. When I learned why we see those beautiful colors, the sunset became even more precious.

The first interesting fact I learned is that light isn’t actually white. It contains all the colors of the rainbow, all the time, and all the colors blend continuously in with one another. Does this make you question your view of reality? Maybe it should . . . Continue Reading…