"The Twelve Days of Christmas" is an age-old Christmas carol. But what does it mean? Is there symbolism in the carol? Was it sung by underground Catholics in Protestant England?
Author... More > John L. Hoh, Jr., uses the carol as a background catechism. Follow along as Hoh relates the carol and reviews the basic tenets of Christian doctrine.< Less
A decade after the Wright brother some pioneers along Tampa Bay began the first scheduled airline service. It was not successful but paved the way for future attempts. Commercialization of the... More > airways would begin in earnest after World War I. For one thing there was an abundance of war surplus flying machines available, meaning aircraft were affordable for such ventures. For another matter, manpower to power these machines, or at least "pilot" them, was also available. Barnstorming pilots would become all the rage in the 1920's, but regulations on aircraft and flying meant there was more order to the skies.
This book explores that early history.
About the Author
John L. Hoh, Jr., grew up an avid watcher of the planes flying in and out of Appleton's Outagamie Airport. John is also a student of history and this book combines these two loves. John is married with one son and lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.< Less
When discussion and study of the Reformation happens the focus often is on Rome, Luther, Calvin, and Zwingli. Rarely does anyone focus on the ancillary players and the footnote players. But often... More > these very people are key, even in small ways, to enabling the great leaders to succeed. This book looks at leaders who served Luther as well as served with Luther. The first section looks at the Electors of Saxony without whom Luther would not have lasted without their protection and providence. Their faith was put to the test in allowing Luther to teach and protecting him from papal and imperial edicts. The section section looks at the associates of Luther who guided Luther and aided him in the fledgling movement.< Less
Poems and short stories centered on the baby in Bethlehem's stable manger. The stories look at the angelic choir, the first Christmas tree put up by Martin Luther, and a diary by a member of the Magi... More > contingent.
"The true meaning of Christmas ... is the focal point and ... presented in a very pleasant atmosphere." -- bookideas.com review< Less
Nativity pastorale for SAB choir, oboe/flute & organ. Original text and music. Easy, 2' 50" long. Quotes "From Heav'n on High." For Christmas season, especially opening of... More > worship. Preview file under oboe/flute part has sound excerpts. Preview file under main score has graphic excerpts.< Less
Instrumental part for "Christmas Processional." Nativity pastorale for SAB choir, oboe/flute & organ. Original text and music. Easy, 2' 50" long. Quotes "From Heav'n on... More > High." For Christmas season, especially opening of worship. Preview file under oboe/flute part has sound excerpts. Preview file under main score has graphic excerpts.< Less
In all the hustle and bustle of Christmas preparations one often overlooks the meditation oasis known as the Advent season. Advent is the four week pre-Christmas season of the Church year that... More > focuses on the coming fulfillment of Messianic prophecy as well as our own anticipated return of our Lord for the Judgment. "Advent" means "to come" and is appropriate as the focus is on both the Old Testament believers looking for the coming Messiah and New Testament believers looking for the return of the Christ. This book contains sermons and meditations for this season as well as an explanation of the Advent wreath and the candles within that wreath.< Less