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Rinard Mills 12/6/12
Written by Norma Jean Antill   
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 3:21 PM

December 6 is St. Nicholas Day.  He was a bishop in Asia Minor in the 4th century, well known and loved for his kindness and great love for children. He is the basis for the Santa Claus we know today.

Healing Hymns, from November issue of Good Housekeeping.  For a holiday season boost, open your hymnal - some of the most helpful are hymns of thanksgiving and praise.  These songs can be very comforting during the holidays as people remember those they’ve lost.

From the novel of Norah Lofts, “How Far to Bethlehem”  Mary is 90 miles from Bethlehem. Zacharias, ;the priest, is 15 furlongs or four miles away.  Those following the star, Melchior of Pyongyang is 6000 miles, Gasper of Jexal is 700 miles, Balthazar and Eliezer of Edessa are 400 miles away.