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Category Archives: holiday
St. Patrick’s Day
Here are some questions. Who was this Patrick? What is the origin of this day? What should Christians think about this day? Who was this Patrick? He lived in the fourth and fifth centuries. He was born either in Romano-Britain, … Continue reading
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Valentine’s Day and Love
The origin of this day is uncertain. Here are some theories: (1) Some (not all) believe that it is a “christianized” form of the Roman festival of Lupercalia. This festival occurred each year between February 13th and 15th. It is … Continue reading
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“Do not learn the way of the Gentiles… for the customs of the people are futile; For one cuts a tree from the forest, the work of the hands of the workman with the ax. They decorate it with silver … Continue reading
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The Christmas Truce
It sounds like fiction. However, it is history. History is sometimes stranger than fiction. The date was December 24 – 25, 1914 during World War I. The location was in Belgium and France, along the Western Front. German soldiers began … Continue reading
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Veterans Day is observed on November 11th. It does not matter on what day of the week in falls. The date stays the same; the day of the week changes. It was originally known as Armistice Day. In 1918, on … Continue reading
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Why Be Thankful?
There are those who are unthankful to God or man. This is true for a variety of reasons. (1) Some are so focused on what they do not have, that they fail to appreciate and be grateful for what they … Continue reading
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Memorial Day (Remember)
“Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Military… originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and … Continue reading
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Rest From Labor
In 1844, President Grover Cleveland made Labor Day a Federal Holiday. “It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well being of our country” (History of Labor Day, dol.gov). American workers … 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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