Thursday, December 22, 2005

Christmas & the Winter Solstice

One of the theories as to why December 25th is the day chosen to celebrate the birth of Jesus is due to the Winter Solstice.

As of the Winter Solstice (December 21) the days become longer so there is more daylight every day and people have the hope and anticipation of spring.

Additionally celebrating the birth of Jesus at this time created a rival celebration to the pagan festival of the time.

May the light and love of Christ grow brighter in you.

Friday, December 16, 2005

What if every day were Christmas?

Looking for a new Christmas song? This song is from a collaboration of podcasters.

Enjoy! If you purchase the song for $.99 the funds go to Unicef.

Podsafe for Peace - If Every Day Were Christmas

You can listen to the song at Podsafe Music

I am looking into doing a podcast and found this site of music you can use without copyright problems. If you are doing a podcast lets get together.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

The Secrets of Narnia

If you are considering using the Narnia story in your lessons the podcasts by Fr. Roderick give some interesting background and metaphorical interpretations you can use.

Fr. Roderick is from the Netherlands and his English is excellent.
Click here for his website.

Have fun!!!

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Beyond Bullet Points

Do you use Power Point to create handouts and slides for your lessons or classes?

Beyond Bullett Points by Cliff Atkinson gives an interesting look at death by powerpoint and how to improve your presentations.

I used some of the ideas in a presentation at work and it was very well received.

There are articles on learning and resources to improve your presentations on the website.

Let me know what you think.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

AUC LUT Sharing Page

The Association has set up a page on their website where Teachers can share information and resources. There are presently resources for classes such as Lessons in Truth and Prosperity. Check it out! at