C. Neil Strait

C. Neil Strait served in the Church of the Nazarene a pastor in Illinois, Ohio, Wisconsin and Michigan and as district superintendent of the Michigan District for 23 years.

 

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Works by this author

Language: English

Herald of Holiness - April 1, 1984

William E. McCumber
Charles Strickland
Victor Edwards
Raymond Lane
William David Gebby
Ralph A. Mickel
Clessen K. Scoles
C. Neil Strait
Howard Vassar Miller
Betty Baker
Rosalie McElroy
John F. Hay
Elaine Hardt
Gordon Chilvers
Byron H. Maybury
Ovella Satre Shafer
Harold I. Smith
Alice M. Stober
Bruce E. Oldham
Evelyn Stenbock Ditty
Dallas D. Mucci
Morris Chalfant
Dunn C. Cochran
A white Easter lily with three crosses a red sunset in the background.

IN THIS ISSUE:
2 The Easter Message, General Superintendent: Charles H. Strickland
3 Getting the Feeling, Victor Edwards
4 Letters
5 Dying Grace, Raymond Lane
5 He Was Slain Before the Foundation of the World (a Poem), William David Gebby
6 The Gospel of the Empty Tomb, Ralph A. Mickel
7 Greater Love (a Poem), Clessen K. Scoles
7 Sharing the Towel, C. Neil Strait
8 The Beauty of His Will, H. V. Miller
9 Easter Story (a Poem), Rosalie McElroy
9 Reason for Living, Betty Baker
10 The Spirit of Holiness, John F. Hay

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Herald of Holiness - April 10, 1974

Westlake Taylor Purkiser
Edward Lawlor
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
C. Neil Strait
F. E. Ockert
Ovella Satre Shafer
Jack A. Robinson
Geraldine Nicholas
Moody S. Johnson
Gordon Wetmore
Louis A. Bouck
Robert J. Hastings
C. William Fisher
Forrest Nash
Lyle P. Flinner
Thomas G. Nees
John G. Churchill
Arthur Fallon
Aarlie J. Hull
Alva B. Kelly
A colorful stained glass window showing Jesus kneeling in prayer.

02 The Undying Truth by General Superintendent Edward Lawlor
03 "Hope Springs Eternal" by J. Grant Swank, Jr.
04 Poems by C. Neil Strait, F. E. Ockert, Ovella Satre Shafer, Jack A. Robinson, and Geraldine Nicholas
06 Humor in Gethsemane? by Moody S. Johnson
07 Beauty is Spirit-Deep by Gordon Wetmore
08 Grave, Where is Thy Victory? by Louis A. Bouck
09 The Day that Jesus Came to Washington by Robert J. Hastings
10 Easter Faith in a Good Friday World by C. William Fisher
12 Faith and Fire by Forrest W. Nash

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Herald of Holiness - April 14, 1965

Westlake Taylor Purkiser
George Coulter
Harold E. Platter
Mary H. Augsbury
General Stewardship Committee
Forrest E. Tyler
Hugh Slater
Forrest Nash
Ivan Beals
C. Neil Strait
Rex Olson
Ovella Satre Shafer
Kathryn Blackburn Peck
Tom Wilson
Easter lilies in front of the cross. Inset: an illustration of the empty tomb.
He is not here; he is risen. Matthew 28:6

02 Easter Triumphant Verdict by General Superintendent Coulter
03 The Glow and The Glory by Harold E. Platter
03 Captivity is Captive by Mary H. Augsbury
04 The Cutting Edge by General Stewardship Committee
04 The Resurrection Hope by Mary H. Augsbury
05 Barriers to Understanding the Word by Forrest E. Tyler
06 The Deity of Christ by Hugh Slater
07 Easter Miracle by Forrest W. Nash
07 You Are There! by Ivan A. Beals
08 Eternal Hope by C. Neil Strait
09 Easter… Is “Hard News” by Rex Olson

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Herald of Holiness - April 15, 1976

John A. Knight
George Coulter
Gene Chambers
Kathleen Cory
Wanda Lang
C. Neil Strait
Paul H. Hetrick
Morris Chalfant
Alma Floyd
Clare St. John
Harold William Reed
C. Dale German
Albert J. Lown
Mervel A. Lunn
Edward F. Cox
Hal M. von Stein
Gary W. Davis
James Dobson
Douglas Bradford
Alice Hansche Mortenson
Dorothy K. Coburn
Ovella Satre Shafer
Pauline E. Spray
Garland Johnson
A cross and easter lilies silhouetted against a blue white sky.

02 The Resurrection—The Heart of Our Faith by General Superintendent George Coulter
03 Dusty Feet And Sinful Pride by Gene Chambers
04 The Only Man-Made Things in Heaven by Kathleen Cory
04 The Work is Done by Wanda Lang
04 God’s Response to Good Friday by C. Neil Strait
05 No "Pay Back" at the Cross by Paul H. Hetrick
06 Clairol Christians by Morris Chalfant
06 It Will Return by Alma Floyd
07 The Uncovered Path by Clare St. John
08 This I Believe by Harold W. Reed
09 Pass It On by C. Dale German

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Herald of Holiness - April 15, 1979

William E. McCumber
George Coulter
John H. Holstead
Albert J. Lown
Gordon Chilvers
Debbie Kendrick
Jerry McCant
Charles Hastings Smith
Lyle P. Flinner
Carlton Hansen
Jean Rasmussen
Valkyrie Murphy
J. Kenneth Grider
C. Neil Strait
James Dobson
Lawrence E. Humrich
Marguerite S. Digby
Joy Wineland
Beth Atwood
Betty Martin
Leanna Haskins
Barbara Wall Chaney
Clara Verner
Anonymous
William Youngman
Morris Chalfant
Mary Jane Trent
An illustration of the risen Jesus over a Bible open to the Easter story.

2 THEY CAME TO MOURN—THEY HURRIED AWAY WITH JOY by George Coulter
3 MY LEADER LIVES by John H. Holstead
4 MISSING PERSONS by Albert J. Lown
6 EASTER ANGELS ROLL AWAY THE DIFFICULTIES by Gordon Chilvers
7 HOPE by Debbie Kendrick
8 ON THE THIRD DAY by Jerry McCant
8 THE SOLDIER, THE ROBE, THE TOMB by Charles Hastings Smith
9 BEING HONEST WITH OURSELVES by Lyle P. Flinner
10 CHRIST ROBBED DEATH OF ITS STING by C. D. Hansen
10 THE ANSWER CAME IN THE MORNING by Jean Rasmussen

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Herald of Holiness - April 3, 1963

Westlake Taylor Purkiser
Eunice Bryant
John M. Warren
Wesley D. Tracy
Ruth Wood Vaughn
J. Paul Downey
James W. McNeely
Lawrence Walker
C. Neil Strait
E. Wayne Stahl
Pearl O. Burnside McKinney
A church front with a large A-frame portico.
Evangelism First 1960-1964; First Church of the Nazarene Stockton, California.

General Articles

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Herald of Holiness - August 15, 1976

John A. Knight
Orville Jenkins
Clare St. John
Cynthia Furbee
Melvin Shrout
Charles E. Baldwin
Mary E. Latham
Bertha Munro
Alice Hansche Mortenson
Ethel King Dickerman
C. Neil Strait
Alex Deasley
Harold William Reed
Ruth M. Uphaus
Paul R. Martin
Dean Wessels
Bonnie Rosebrough
Aarlie J. Hull
Mrs. Marvin Smith
A pipevine swallowtail butterfly on a white flower.
Photo ID: Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly

02 Christian Holiness and Daily Living by General Superintendent Orville W. Jenkins
03 Temporary Occupancy by Clare St. John
03 Only God Knows by Cynthia Furbee
04 The New Thing For Older People by Melvin Shrout
06 Divine Love: Holiness In Action by Charles E. Baldwin
07 Does The Church Really Care About People? By Mary E. Latham
08 The Listening Habit by Bertha Munro
09 The Best Is Yet to Come! by Alice Hansche Mortenson
10 The Path of the Just by Ethel Dickerman
11 In the Bookstall by C. Neil Strait

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Herald of Holiness - August 15, 1977

William E. McCumber
George Coulter
Robert E. Maner
Hal M. von Stein
Marcia Schwartz
James F. Sorrell
Christina "Chris" Grauman
Carlton Hansen
Louis A. Bouck
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
Robert Branson
James D. Hamilton
John Chilton
Ross Hayslip
William Goodman
T. E. Martin
Marjorie A. Westgate
C. Neil Strait
Marjorie W. Dobbin
A covered bridge painted red.

02 “When Thou Prayest” by General Superintendent George Coulter
03 The Rough Road by Robert E. Maner
04 No More Hell? By Hal M. von Stein
04 Wasted Space by Marcia Schwartz
06 Third-Class Christians by Jim Sorrell
06 The Eyes of Love by Christina Grauman
07 A Command to Faithfulness by C. D. Hansen
08 The Perfect Runner by Louis A. Bouck
09 The Fruit on the Tree by J. Grant Swank, Jr.
10 A Fresh, Lively Translation by Robert Branson
11 The Perfect Pattern by James Hamilton

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Herald of Holiness - August 15, 1984

William E. McCumber
William M. Greathouse
Earl C. Wolf
William Walter DeBolt
Morris Chalfant
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
Steve Cooley
J. B. Maclagan
Merle Lamprecht
John W. May
Aubrey W. Curry
Geraldine Nicholas
Timothy D. Singell
G. R. "Scott" Cundiff
Jean Hogan Dudley
Herbert McGonigle
Alice Hansche Mortenson
Dale E. Jones
Jack M. Scharn
C. Neil Strait
Leslie Wooten
People from the Black Churchman's Conference gathered in a plaza in front of the center.
Black Churchman's Conference see pages 24-25

IN THIS ISSUE:
2 Gifts and Fruit, General Superintendent: William M. Greathouse
3 Building Our Own Gallows, Earl C. Wolf
3 The Faithful Few (a Poem), William Walter DeBolt
4 Letters
5 He Died From Having Nothing to Do, Morris Chalfant
6 The Church within the Church, J. Grant Swank, Jr.
7 Nazarene Roots: Youth and the Church, Steve Cooley
8 A Last Message to the Church, J. B. Maclagan
9 In the Hotel Lounge (a Poem), Merle Lamprecht
10 The Grand Exchange, John W. May
11 Grandma’s Rocking Chair (a Poem), Aubrey W. Curry

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Herald of Holiness - August 24, 1966

Westlake Taylor Purkiser
Hugh C. Benner
G. Franklin Allee
Dorothy S. Hampton
Torval W. Nilsen
James H. Jackson
C. Neil Strait
R. Franklin Cook
A man and a woman listen to a lecture in their missionary training.
Photo ID: Norlyn and Bobbie Brough; The Holy Spirit and Traffic Safety (See page 6.) Missionaries Go to School (See "About the Cover," page 4; and pages 12 and 13.)

02 The Divine Equation by General Superintendent Benner

03 To Fly Again by G. Franklin Allee

04 His Healing Hand by Dorothy S. Hampton

06 The Holy Spirit and Traffic Safety by Torval W. Nilsen

08 “Pastor, Please Don’t Call on Me to Pray!” by James H. Jackson

09 The Joy of Needfulness by C. Neil Strait

10 Editorially Speaking by W. T. Purkiser

12 Missionaries Go Back to School by Franklin Cook

14 Archives Become Refuge For Historical Material

15 The Book Corner

16 If It’s Mrs. Shortreed, It Must Be Thursday

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Herald of Holiness - August 27, 1975

John A. Knight
Edward Lawlor
Ivan Beals
Carl N. Hall
C. Neil Strait
Richard E. Howard
Jerry Baker
Theodore W. Willingham
Barbara Parham
Alma Floyd
Albert J. Lown
George E. Riddle
Stephen J. Rieder
Emily B. Moore
Donald W. Hall
Vernon L. Wilcox
Aarlie J. Hull
Willis R. Scott
A golden sunset fading into a pink sky over water with tall spindly trees silhouetted in the foreground.
Photo ID: Sunset on Monterey Bay; Pacific Grove, California.

02 Worldliness and the Christian by General Superintendent Edward Lawlor
03 The Vanity of Other Gods by Ivan A. Beals
04 Problems by Carl N. Hall
05 Of Monkeys and Men by C. Neil Strait
06 Switching Chickens by R.E. Howard
07 How Great Is God! by Jerry Baker
08 God Is Under Obligation to Me by T.W. Willingham
09 The Divine Loan by Barbara Parham
09 Leave it to God by Alma Floyd
10 A Saving Look by Albert J. Lown
11 The Cross in My Heart by George E. Riddle

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Herald of Holiness - August 28, 1974

Westlake Taylor Purkiser
Jack M. Scharn
Charles Strickland
Carlos H. Sparks
C. Neil Strait
Carol McCleary
Ross Hayslip
Timothy M. Warner
David L. Perry
Morris Chalfant
Kyle M. Crist
Wil M. Spaite
Lyle P. Flinner
Fletcher Galloway
Richard E. Howard
Aarlie J. Hull
Thomas E. Rash
A red sky seen through gothic windows.
The poem: The Earth is Veiled in Splendor by Jack M. Scharn

01 The Earth is Veiled in Splendor by Jack M. Scharn
02 The Witness of the Spirit by General Superintendent Charles H. Strickland
03 Of Lilacs and Litter by Carlos H. Sparks
04 Faith Is by C. Neil Strait
04 When the Heart for Mercy Cries by Carol McCleary
05 Looking Back with Joy by Ross W. Hayslip
06 Balance, Freedom, and Fulfillment by Timothy M. Warner
08 The DItry Towel by David L. Perry
09 Keep the Lines Open by Morris Chalfant
10 Background of a Beginning Christian by Kyle M. Crist

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Herald of Holiness - December 1, 1980

William E. McCumber
Charles Strickland
Odessa Oberlander
G. Weatherley
H. Ray Dunning
Roy Austin
John A. Wright
Merril S. William
J. V. Wilbanks
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
Clessen K. Scoles
Keith A. Pagan
William L. Poteet
Mabel P. Adamson
Pauline E. Spray
David C. Wright
C. Neil Strait
Christina "Chris" Grauman
Frank Eifert
A campfire lantern lighting a Bible open to the first chapter of John.

2 GOD HATH SPOKEN by Charles H. Strickland
3 THE BIBLE by Odessa Oberlander
4 ENJOY THE BENEFITS OF MEMORIZING SCRIPTURE by G. Weatherley
6 COMMUNITY FOR BIBLE STUDY by Ray Dunning
7 HELP YOURSELF TO SOME SELF-HELP by Roy Austin
7 CHANGE MY MIND by John A. Wright
8 THE BOOK THAT READS YOU by Merrill S. Williams
9 THE HOLY SPIRIT AND THE BIBLE by J. V. Wilbanks
10 THE LAND OF LIGHT by J. Grant Swank, Jr.
11 OUR ALL by Clessen K. Scoles
11 “TO BE A GOOD GUIDE, YOU HAVE TO KNOW YOUR BIBLE” by Keith A. Pagan

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Herald of Holiness - December 1, 1982

William E. McCumber
William M. Greathouse
Benjamin Conte
M.B. Taylor
Board of General Superintendents
Thomas G. Nees
Peter A. Heilemann
Ivan Beals
Pearl O. Burnside McKinney
Raymond C. Kratzer
J. Melton Thomas
Glenn V. Propst
Nina Beegle
Thelma Gomer
Ruby Hughes
C. Neil Strait
Boyd C. Hancock
Janet Parker
J. Kenneth Grider
Carl Selfridge
B. Edgar Johnson
Many hands surrounding and reaching toward the Bible.

IN THIS ISSUE:
2 "The Neglected Quarters", General Superintendent: William M. Greathouse
3 Gate To New Life, Benjamin Conte
3 A Cup of Water (a poem), M. B. Taylor
4 Letters
5 Proclamation, Board of General Superintendents
6 Hope for the City, Tom Nees
7 Imperishable Seed, Peter A. Heilemann
8 Listen To God's Word - and Live!, Ivan A. Beals
9 The Living Word (a poem), Pearl Burnside McKinney
9 Void of Offence, Raymond C. Kratzer
10 My Mother's Old Bible, J. Melton Thomas

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Herald of Holiness - December 1, 1988

William E. McCumber
M. H. Rozzell
C. Neil Strait
Morris Chalfant
W. Thomas Umbel
Nina Beegle
Jo Harvey
John F. Hay
Suk-Woon Lee
Carole L. Spengler
Ann Womack Lundberg
William Goodman
Jerald Johnson
Dorothy Tarrant
Karen Bird
Earl G. Lee
Cindy L. Evans
Lois Blanchard Eades
Richard A. Miller
Connie Unknown
A globe with a bible superimposed on it.
Where Chaos Causes Rejoicing/ The Nature of Things/ Guidance for Stargazers/ Church of the Nazarene

ARTICLES
4 The Measure of the Stature of Christ, M. H. Rozzell
5 Advent, C. Neil Strait
6 The Hopefulness of the Advent Season, Morris Chalfant
7 Family Tree: Cracked Limbs And Bruised Fruit, W. Thomas Umbel
10 Where Chaos Causes Rejoicing, Nina E. Beegle
11 A Bible Falling Apart, Jo Harvey
12 The Nature of Things, John F. Hay
14 A Prisoner Organized a Mission, Suk-Woon Lee
15 Restitution - God’s Persistence and Man’s Obedience, Carole L. Spengler
18 “Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep…”, Ann Womack Lundberg

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Herald of Holiness - December 14, 1966

Westlake Taylor Purkiser
Samuel Young
B. Edgar Johnson
John M. Drescher
Charles L. Childers
Nancy J. Kelly
Doris Schumann
C. Neil Strait
Terence L. Day
A cyan-tinted photo of a Christmas tree and snow at night.
In the Asphalt Jungle (See page 6.) Santa or Savior (See page 3.)

02 Steward of God’s Grace by General Superintendent Young

03 Santa or Savior by B. Edgar Johnson

04 Those War Toys by John M. Drescher

05 Holiness: A Dream Come True by Charles L. Childers

06 A Christian Influence in the Asphalt Jungle by Nancy J. Kelly

08 Christmas Means Christ by Doris Schumann

09 Where Does God Fit In? by C. Neil Strait

10 Editorially Speaking by W. T. Purkiser

11 Pro & Con: Letters to the Editor

12 News of Revivals

12 Vital Statistics

14 News of the Religious World

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Herald of Holiness - December 15, 1980

William E. McCumber
Orville Jenkins
Michael B. Ross
G. Weatherley
William A. Tolbert
Carol Gritton
C. Neil Strait
Harold I. Smith
Lyndell Leatherman
Morris Chalfant
Jim Spruce
George Eplin
John W. May
Wanda Milner Winburn
Lola M. Williams
Lina Stedman
Raymond C. Kratzer
John R. Weatherill
Winston J. Hatcliff
Paul M. Miller
A nativity scene of Joseph, Mary, and Jesus in a manger.

2 THE WONDER OF CHRISTMAS by Orville W. Jenkins
3 A SIGN OF CHRISTMAS by Michael B. Ross
4 ARE YOU READY FOR CHRISTMAS? by G. Weatherley
6 A STAR SHINES IN THE DARKNESS by William A. Tolbert
7 CHRISTMAS PRAYER by Carol Wight Gritton
7 HE DID NOT BELIEVE ENOUGH by C. Neil Strait
8 “WHAT HAPPENED TO THE LOOT, DAD?” by Harold Ivan Smith
9 A MUSICIAN’S PRAYER by Lyndell Leatherman
10 WHEN GOD PUT HIS KNEES IN LIFE'S MUD by Morris Chalfant
11 THE IRON KILLER by Jim Spruce
12 WATERFALL by George Eplin

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Herald of Holiness - December 15, 1987

William E. McCumber
Neil Hightower
Dorothy Tarrant
Stan Ingersol
Harold I. Smith
C. Neil Strait
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
Jack Conn
Carolyn Merrifield Eliseuson
Betty Ross
David J. Felter
Roy Stults
Jerald Johnson
Mildred Gibson
Juanita Buchanan
Sara Ann DuBose
E. Ruth Glover
Lucille Gardner
Merle Lamprecht
Charles Hastings Smith
Two children with wonder on their faces, Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, and an angel in hazy silhouette.
"On those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned." Isaiah 9: 2, NIV/ Christmas: An Opportunity to Make a Difference/ In the Fullness of Time/ One Christmas I Met an Angel/ "Nothin'... With Sugar on It"

ARTICLES
4 In the Fullness of Time, Neil E. Hightower
5 The Hardest Time of the Year, Dorothy Tarrant
6 Christmas: An Opportunity to Make a Difference, Harold Ivan Smith
7 Advent, C. Neil Strait
8 One Christmas I Met An Angel, J. Grant Swank, Jr.
10 Walk With the Wind, Jack Conn
12 “Nothin’… With Sugar on It”, Carolyn Merrifield
13 Merry Xmas, Betty Ross
14 Training Now - More Than Ever!, David J. Felter
20 Incredible Love, Roy Stults

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Herald of Holiness - December 15, 1988

William E. McCumber
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
Curt Bowers
Ruth Wood Vaughn
Michael Christensen
J. Michael Curry
Donna Gilbert
C. Neil Strait
William Goodman
Alice Hansche Mortenson
Sara Ann DuBose
Mark R. Littleton
E. Ruth Glover
Raymond W. Hurn
Al Truesdale
Lorene Whittington
Stan Ingersol
Scott Meador
Connie Unknown
A Christmas arrangement of red and white poinsettias, two white taper candles, a violin, and a sheet music of Silent Night.

ARTICLES
4 Christmas Kindnesses, J. Grant Swank, Jr.
6 Happy Birthday, Randi, Curt Bowers
7 My Greatest Treasure, Ruth Wood Vaughn
10 Joey’s Christmas, Michael J. Christensen
12 Restitution Brought Peace, J. Michael Curry
14 Empty Arms, Donna Gilbert
18 How Is A Heritage Preserved?, C. Neil Strait
19 Say “No” To Alcohol Ads, William Goodman

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Herald of Holiness - December 17, 1975

John A. Knight
Eugene L. Stowe
Mary E. Latham
Anne M. Beegle
Linda K. Mowery
Larry Finger
C. Neil Strait
Millard Reed
Malcolm M. Cunningham
Earl C. Wolf
Morris Chalfant
Albert J. Lown
Paul R. Martin
C. Dale German
Ovella Satre Shafer
Leora Windoffer Legacy
Laura Mae Douglass
E. E. Wordsworth
Red poinsettias surround an image of the town of Bethlehem with the Christmas star shining down on it.

02 Whose Child is This? by General Superintendent Eugene L. Stowe
03 Christmas and "Old Corn Bread" by Mary E. Latham
04 His Name is Jesus by Anne M. Beegle
05 Peace by Linda Mowery
06 Where Can I Find Christmas? by Larry Finger
07 We Have Come to Worship by C. Neil Strait
08 A Phony King is Dead by Millard Reed
09 Where Freedom Reigns by Malcolm Cunningham
10 What Shall I Give Him? by Earl C. Wolf
11 The Forgotten Hero of Christmas by Morris Chalfant
12 What Does Christmas Mean? by Albert J. Lown

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