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‘The Nativity’

Merry Christmas! ‘The Nativity’ by Gari Melchers came up in my Facebook feed a few weeks ago and I haven’t been able to get it out of my head. It’s from 1891. The painting isn’t set in the traditional stable, and there are no shepherds or wise men or angels. […]

First Coming

Christmas is a time of great joy, but not because we ignore the hard and hurtful things. Christmas is a time of great joy because God has not left us in this on our own; he has joined us that he might heal us. Thanks to The Advent Project for […]

Opportunities of a cross-cultural Christmas

As Advent season kicks off, we’ve been watching all the Christmas preparations that are going on in Australia. This is our first Christmas not in transition for 5 years and with Elliot growing up it’s a good opportunity to start thinking some more about our family Christmas traditions. Living cross-culturally […]

Spending Christmas with ‘family’

I’ve been thinking about family this Christmas. It’s a bit hard not to! I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard ‘Christmas is about family’. From church on Christmas morning to Christmas Eve Carols from the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, it has seemed to be the refrain of the […]