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Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The Faith of St. Nick
As we approach the beginning of the Advent Season, I just finished reading The Faith of St. Nick: AnAdvent Devotional by Ann Nichols. Ann is a fellow blogger whose unusual and always interesting blog ( http://www.stnicholasandchristmas.com/) focuses on the history of St. Nicholas (a.k.a.), Santa Claus and the many beautiful Greek Orthodox churches throughout the world dedicated to him. Which brings me back to the his faith.
The day by day devotional tells the story of
the life and faith of the man who was
Nicholas of Myra. Known and revered thoughout Christianity this man of
great faith this iconic figure became the role model for Santa Claus. Each days topic includes scripture, history of the saints life and devotions. It is readable for children and would be especially great for parents to read to or with their children. Think Christmas gifts as Mrs. T and I did....
I am a not so recently retired social studies teacher and basketball coach. Still hunting birds though now with a camera instead of a gun.
Nature devotee, dog lover, birder, gardener and semi-retired all around outdoor adventure seeker.
Troutbirder II is my alter ego. He loves books and history and is an opponent of unnecessary, unplanned and unending "preemptive wars". A former moderate Republican, he spent the Bush II years gradually converting to "yellow dog" Democrat. He is now somewhat unhappy with the Democrats abandonment of unions and cozying up to Wall Street. This is promoting a gradual drift towards Democratic Socialism though he remains "flexible...