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A Christmas Miscellany 2018

Sixteen Christmas stories or essays. (David Wales)

All the World

The Great War is over and the soldier boys are back home, but some of them just can’t settle down again. Neither can the girls who helped out both on the foreign and the home front. Dr. Ward notices, but doesn’t know how to help until one Sunday after his sermon, when something happens to change the lives of many in their town. Summary by Adele de Pignerolles.

Corporal Cameron of the North West Mounted Police – A Tale of the Macleod Trail

Cameron, a young man from Edinburgh, is a university student who is a rising star on the football team. When the big day comes and he nearly fails his team, he doubts he’ll ever be good for anything ever again. Things soon take a turn downward and Cameron is forced to face the fact that his only option may be leaving all he’s ever known and going to Canada for a new start. Summary by Adele de Pignerolles

Far Above Rubies

Proverbs 31:10-11 says, “Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.” (KJV) With this in mind, George MacDonald gives us the short story of a young and aspiring Scottish poet named Hector. – Summary by HannahMary

The Crucifixion of Philip Strong

Having simultaneously received letters of call from two different churches, Philip Strong must choose, balancing head, heart, and God’s calling. – Summary by David Gore