Christmas in Their Shoes: The Wise Men

We study the stars. We note when new stars appear. Their position in the sky, the constellations they are a part of, their interaction with the planets. The night the star appeared, we took note. It outshined all the others, even the moon. It remained constant, always in the same place, unlike the other stars … Continue reading Christmas in Their Shoes: The Wise Men

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Christmas in Their Shoes: the Shepherds

He came out of nowhere. We were keeping watch over our herds, making sure that no sheep were missing and that nothing got to them. All kinds of things lurk in the night, wild cat, wolves, and bandits, unseen dangers as the sheep walked about in the dark. It’s our job to protect them. Every … Continue reading Christmas in Their Shoes: the Shepherds

Christmas in Their Shoes: The Innkeeper

I will always remember that night. The night I swore if I heard another knock on the door I was going to kill someone. We were packed beyond capacity. Every nook and cranny had someone in it to the point that I could not see the floor. The people just kept coming; you would think … Continue reading Christmas in Their Shoes: The Innkeeper

Christmas in Their Shoes: Joseph

When Mary first returned from visiting Elizabeth, it was hard not to notice that something was different. For one there was a bulge at her midsection. Then there was her story that she had been visited by an angel from Yahweh and that what obviously was a child had been conceived by the Spirit of … Continue reading Christmas in Their Shoes: Joseph

Christmas in Their Shoes: Mary

If you told me a few years ago that I would be living in Egypt fleeing for my son’s life, I would have thought you were telling a crazy story about someone else. In fact, if you had told me any of what has happened I would have thought you were nuts. It all started … Continue reading Christmas in Their Shoes: Mary