Monthly Archives for December 2009

Childhood Christmas memories

When I was a child, Christmas was my favourite time of year.  It wasn’t primarily because of the presents – although of course they were fun and exciting, especially the Christmas that we got a puppy and my parents let … Continue reading

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20. December 2009 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Seasonal Thoughts | Tags: , , , | 1 comment

Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays-Part 1

It has become increasingly common in our society, in the name of inclusiveness, to eliminate all references to Christianity when referring to the Christmas season.  So, “Merry Christmas” is replaced by “Happy Holidays”, a “Christmas tree” becomes a “holiday tree”, … Continue reading

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11. December 2009 by Wisdom Hunter
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Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays-Part 2

In Part 1 of this post I commented on the trend to replace Merry Christmas with Happy Holidays, and explained why I don’t see any need to replace seasonal references to the birth of Christ with a more generic, vanilla … Continue reading

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11. December 2009 by Wisdom Hunter
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The freedom of forgiveness

A little over 10 years ago, on April 28, 1999, 17-year-old Jason Lang was gunned down while attending school in Taber, Alberta, by a troubled 14-year-old boy.  Coming on the heels of the Columbine massacre, this tragedy shook the nation. … Continue reading

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02. December 2009 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Basic Principles, Faith and Relationships, Reflections on Life | Tags: | Comments Off on The freedom of forgiveness