Layaway Santas, Yah!

Source: (NEWSER) – “Layaway Santas” started popping up around the country in 2011, and the uplifting trend appears to be on the rise this season, NBC News reports. The way it works: “Secret Santas” visit a store that offers layaway and pay down strangers’ accounts. (At many stores, the final payments for holiday presents are due at the end of [Read More...]

Freedom, Tolerance and Christian Persecution

Source: The very concept of freedom, including religious freedom, has ancient Christian roots. Contrary to popular perceptions, the precursors for modern ideas of liberty are rooted in Jewish scripture and the writings of early Christians such as St. Paul, Tertullian and Lactantius. Notions of universal human dignity and freedom were developed by Medieval scholastics and [Read More...]

Third Advent Candle

Today we relight the first two candles of the Advent wreath. The candle of HOPE and the candle of PEACE. Now we light the third candle of Advent. This is the candle of JOY. As the coming of Jesus, our Savior, draws nearer, our joy builds with our anticipation of his birth. From the Book [Read More...]

Third Sunday of Advent

Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen. [Read more...]


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