Category Archives: holiday

Halloween, Nike, Mazda, and Paganism

Many go “all out” for Halloween.  Houses are decorated.  Costumes are selected.  Candy is purchased.  Did you know that ¼ of all candy sold in the U.S is sold for Halloween?  (Halloween 2018- History, history.com).  Personally, I have never understood … Continue reading

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Easter, a Special Holy Day?

Some people avoid any connection with Easter.  It is to them an unauthorized special holy day at best, and a pagan holiday at worst. Some people place special emphasis on Easter Sunday.  They attend the worship assembly, when they ordinarily … Continue reading

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“I resolve…”

The making of New Year’s resolutions is nothing new.  (a) The Babylonians were doing so 4,000 years ago.  On their new year, which occurred in mid-March, loyalty to their king was affirmed, and promises were made to their gods (Sarah … Continue reading

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Christmas, Should We or Shouldn’t We?

Some people welcome Christmas, and go “all out” for it.  Trees are set up and decorated with lights, ornaments, and tinsel.  Lights and decorations are placed on the exterior of houses, and in lawns.  Christmas music is played.  Presents are … Continue reading

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Give Thanks This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving celebrations, on American soil, predate the Pilgrims.  Spanish explorers celebrated a day of thanksgiving in 1541 (Palo Duro Canyon, Texas), and again, in 1598 (El Paso, Texas).  French Huguenot colonists did so in 1564 (Saint Augustine, Florida).  English settlers … Continue reading

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Mardi Gras: A Mockery of Pure Religion

It is called “Mardi Gras” meaning “Fat Tuesday.”  It is called “Carnival” from “Carne Vale” meaning farewell to flesh.”   It is the last opportunity to revel and “live it up,” before the Catholic’s forty days of lent starts, and abstinence … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions

The end of a year is a time for reflection.  We, as God’s people, are instructed to make self-examination.  Paul wrote, “Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith.  Test yourselves…” (2 Corinthians 13:5).  He again wrote, “Let … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

A true Christian should not need the government to set aside one day per year as “Thanksgiving Day” to remember to be thankful. In fact, our lives should exude thankfulness and should be characterized by thanksgiving. 1 Thessalonians 5:18, “In … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

A true Christian should not need the government to set aside one day per year as “Thanksgiving Day” to remember to be thankful.  In fact, our lives should exude thankfulness and should be characterized by thanksgiving.  1 Thessalonians 5:18, “In … Continue reading

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