Category Archives: generosity

Waiting for my Delivery

Just one more gift. That’s all I’m waiting for. I ordered it so that it would arrive by Christmas, but its not here yet. The confirmation email says it will arrive by 12/24, but every day that passes I begin … Continue reading

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O Come

O come, O come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel that mourns in lonely exile here until the Son of God appear.  Can you feel the ache, the longing, the sadness, the darkness? 400 years of silence between the books of … Continue reading

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Waiting

I’ve been staring at that tree since Thanksgiving. It was decorated the day before, in between the careful simmering of the cranberry sauce and cutting butter into flour for apple pie crust. Seven and half feet tall, white lights, silver … Continue reading

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Great Expectations Come True

I was told by my mother that one of the last wishes of my grandmother was to live long enough to meet her first great grandchild. Marilyn and I had the great honor of fulfilling that wish when we introduced … Continue reading

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Give Me Jesus

John 6:35 Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.   As I was putting the lights on our Christmas Tree this … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Symbol of Sacrifice – The Candy Cane

One of the sweetest symbols of Christmas is the Candy Cane. According to folklore, in 1670 the choirmaster at the Cologne Cathedral in Germany asked a local confectioner for some sweet sticks he could give to children during the enactment … Continue reading

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Broken Christmas Lights

However, the message of Advent reminds us that this little baby Jesus, God in flesh, had come to restore what was broken; you, me and the world around us that cries and longs for a redeemer. Through his death and resurrection, Jesus’ light, his perfect righteousness has covered our sin, just like the broken lights, bringing the redemption we have longed for and restoring us to who we were created to be. Continue reading

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Celebrate the Symbol of Generosity – Santa Claus

We don’t give for merit or honor; we pour ourselves out on behalf of others because Christ has poured himself for us. Continue reading

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