Archive for December 17th, 2009

Bethlehem – Calvary

Calvary – the most


         lavish Gift of the Universe.


Better to be ignorant of It


Than to ignore It.


                – eab, 11/20/09

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Travel ever so far,

Dig ever so deep,

And wait ‘til you think

God’s fast asleep;

But God sleeps not,

Your ways are not hid,

He knows your location,

You’re on His map grid.

                – eab, 12/17/06

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On a frigid, foggy Christmas Eve in London, a shrewd, mean-spirited cheapskate named Ebenezer Scrooge works meticulously in his counting-house. Outside the office creaks a little sign reading “Scrooge and Marley”–Jacob Marley, Scrooge’s business partner, has died seven years previous. Inside the office, Scrooge watches over his clerk, a poor diminutive man named Bob Cratchit. The smoldering ashes in the fireplace provide little heat even for Bob’s tiny room. Despite the harsh weather Scrooge refuses to pay for another lump of coal to warm the office.

– Thus begins Dickens’ famous “Christmas Carol.”

Charles Dickens’ on this date 12/17/1843 published “A Christmas Carol.”  

Charles John Huffam Dickens was born 2/7/1812, at Portsmouth, England.  He died 6/9/1870 at Kent, England.

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