Just between You and Meme (12.23.2020)

A few slices of wit and wisdom to enjoy or ponder.

Christmas Bonus

“Veni Redemptor Gentium” (“Come, Redeemer of the Nations”) is possibly the first Christmas hymn ever written. Others may have preceded it, but we have definitive provenance for this text. St. Ambrose of Milan wrote it in the 4th century. The current Wikipedia entry contains J. M. Neale’s brilliant translation.

A Few Minor Adjustments to the ‘TNL’ Site Map

I recently tweaked a few things at TNL and added a new landing page to help with navigation. The new page is called “Fun Stuff,” which is located here. It allows for quicker retrieval of four new subcategories. I found myself wanting to see all the “Throwback Thursday,” “Friday Fun,” and “Just between You and Meme” posts grouped together rather than intermixed in the blog feed, or even in the narrower “Fun Stuff” category. Here’s the gist of the new page:

Fun Stuff

Life can be hard sometimes, so we like to laugh here at This New Life whenever we can. As King Solomon once said, “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones” (Prov 17:22). Things that make us chuckle usually come in posts that fall into one of four categories, which can be separated as follows:

On the Lighter Side
Just between You and Meme
Throwback Thursday
Friday Fun

If you prefer the chronological listing without subcategory separations, click here:

Fun Stuff

Landing Pages

That brings the total number of sections (including landing, static, and interactive pages) to nine:

About
Blog
Categories
Sermons
Studies
Resources
Fun Stuff
Events
Contact

As always, thanks for reading This New Life. Thanks also for keeping in touch.

Be blessed!

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