Entries Tagged 'Christmas'

Because of Christmas

By Timothy R. Butler | Dec 25, 2021 at 1:21 PM

During Advent, we all excitedly look towards celebrating Jesus’s birth. However, suddenly it is December 26 and the world resets to its ordinary preoccupations. That’s what is wonderful about observing the Twelve Days of Christmas: it helps us keep reflecting on God’s grace and the miracle of Christmas after the busyness of Christmas Day is past. Tim Butler has prepared a free devotional booklet for these next twelve days.

Episode 18: The Christmas Extravaganza

By Zippy the Wonder Snail | Dec 24, 2021 at 11:05 AM

The Zippy Crew takes you over the river and through the woods with a review of a fantastic new Nat “King” Cole Christmas album, sharing of Christmas memories and reflections on the upcoming 12 Days of Christmas. Also, Special Guest Jim Krenning joins us for a preview of an adventure through the Psalms in the New Year.

Christmas Has Changed

By Dennis E. Powell | Dec 22, 2021 at 11:48 AM

So. We’re three days from Christmas. These last couple of years the holiday, like everything else, has gotten a bit deflated as two presidents and a lot of medical bureaucrats, liking the feel of unexpected power, have succumbed to the irresistible compulsion to do something, whether it was advisable or not. The effects were troubling to some people more than they were to me, because for a number of years now I’ve enjoyed low-key Christmas celebrations.

Episode 17: A Swift Look at Creativity, Liturgy and Advent

By Zippy the Wonder Snail | Dec 17, 2021 at 9:31 PM

The boys are back and this time they are joined by special guest Deborah Allinder Lee for an action packed episode exploring creativity, liturgy and Advent. Also on this podcasting excursion: the official Zippy review of Taylor Swift’s newly released album, “Red (Taylor’s Version).”

The Time I Fired Santa Claus

By Dennis E. Powell | Dec 15, 2021 at 11:41 AM

George McEvoy always had the best stories. He was a reporter at the old Fort Lauderdale News the same time I was. Though while most us thought of ourselves as young reporters on our way up, George already had enjoyed (mostly) a rich and colorful career. He’d been a police reporter at the New York Daily Mirror alongside the likes of Walter Winchell and his circle had included Damon Runyon. When The Mirror closed down, George moved to Phoenix, where he was a reporter, of course, and where he met his wife, Ruthie. After a while, Fort Lauderdale became his home.

The Excitement of Christmas Back Then

By Dennis E. Powell | Dec 08, 2021 at 11:37 PM

Nice notes having arrived about my reminiscence last week, I thought I’d continue with some family traditions that were once common but that seem now to have all but disappeared, and some community ones which in many places have suffered the same fate.

Christmas Traditions are Good, Especially Old Ones

By Dennis E. Powell | Dec 01, 2021 at 11:50 AM

Do people still have warm, memorable Christmas traditions? I wonder. We used to. Here’s part of my family’s, when my family lived on our little farm in Missouri at a time that doesn’t seem as long ago as it was.

Episode 16: Thankful With a Huge Helping of Hope

By Zippy the Wonder Snail | Nov 23, 2021 at 5:08 PM

The boys spend some time on this Thanksgiving Week on thankfulness, Christmas music, Christmas shopping and God’s gift of salvation for all of us. Tim and Jason also turn back to the subject of Spiritual Abuse, looking at a breaking story about “Peacemaker” Christian conciliation.

Start Christmas Sentimentally

By Timothy R. Butler | Nov 29, 2019 at 9:33 PM

A couple of holiday commercials released this week pull all the right levers to make them tear-worthy and, really, almost mini-Christmas specials. If you are looking for a short break from the hustle and bustle this weekend, check out these two instant classics from Comcast and Apple.