Category Archives: Christmas-Holidays-Commemorations

Calendar Highlights 2017

Calendar Highlights 2017 Important days 1 Jan – New Year’s Day (US) 4 Jan – Perihelion (earth is closest to the sun, 91,404,401 million miles) 6 Jan – Golden Ratio Day (1.6/1, found in the Pyramids of Giza and many … Continue reading

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Math Days

Mathematics is one of most important fields of study in the modern world, and understanding math must be a foundational goal for every person. Unfortunately, many children, adolescents and adults fear math. It is not easy to understand and so … Continue reading

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Why Don’t Wise Men Seek Him?

During the Christmas season, Christians across the world think of the Nativity, with its Holy Family, angels, shepherds, manger, and Wise Men. Joseph, Mary, Jesus, and the shepherds were Jews; unimportant and even unnoticed in their society. The Wise Men … Continue reading

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More Christmas Traditions to Celebrate

Celebrations at Christmas time can be far more than just good food and good presents on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Starting in late November and ending in early January, families can celebrate other traditions of Christmas for a whole … Continue reading

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The Twelve Days of Christmas

The English Christmas carol The Twelve Days of Christmas was first published in England in 1780 as part of a children’s book, Mirth without Mischief.  The song’s earlier history is shrouded in mystery but it may be French. The meter … Continue reading

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Advent Tree Family Devotions – December 25

December 25 – Five pointed star   Matthew 2:1‑12; Numbers 24:17; Revelation 22:16   Today is Christmas Day, the day of Christ’s birth, the advent of the Messiah, the Anointed One of Israel, and the Savior of the World.  All … Continue reading

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Advent Tree Family Devotions – December 24

December 24 – Manger Luke 2:1‑20 The Greek word (φάτνη phatnē), derived from the verb, pateomai (“to eat”) is usually translated “manger” in the New Testament. A manger is a feeding trough for animals, and in ancient Israel near Bethlehem it … Continue reading

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Advent Tree Family Devotions – December 23

December 23 – Cross John 1 Crucifixion, a method of execution and torture invented in the 6th century BC, was practiced for the next 700 years by the Persians, Greeks, Macedonians, Carthaginians, and Romans. First, soldiers scourged the victim until … Continue reading

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Advent Tree Family Devotions – December 22

December 22 – Shell   Genesis 1; Job 38-39; Jonah 1   Life on earth would not exist without seas.  Seas modulate temperatures on the earth’s surface, provide water, supply food, and function in a million different ways to make … Continue reading

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Advent Tree Family Devotions – December 21

December 21 – Butterfly   I Corinthians 15   Butterflies, among the most beautiful of insects, are found almost everywhere on earth.  Since they fly during the day, are so plentiful and so approachable, mankind has long known about their … Continue reading

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