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Fear Not

Luke 2: 10 – “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy . . .” It was dark. The sheep were doing whatever it is that sheep do once night falls. The shepherds were keeping a … Continue reading

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God’s Time and Place

It would be hard to overemphasize the importance of Christmas to Christian theology. While the death of Jesus on a cross has become the global symbol of Christianity, his arrival in Bethlehem is no less important.  The stories of Jesus’s birth in … Continue reading

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The Story of ‘O Holy Night’

Take a few minutes to be blessed by the story and history of one our most beloved and favorite Christmas Carols.   O Holy Night! The stars are brightly shining, It is the night of the dear Saviour’s birth. Long … 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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Making Room

“Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.” Luke 2:10 On Thanksgiving Day I noticed on Facebook that a friend in ministry, along with his family, were hurting because they … Continue reading

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Even Santa Needs a Savior

“He’s making a list, checking it twice, gonna find out who’s naughty or nice….” The songs and folklore of Christmas tell us that Santa is not only a mystical altruistic giver of gifts to children around the world, but that … Continue reading

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His Presence

At a pivotal point in The Horse and His Boy, one of the books in the well-known series The Chronicles of Narnia, Aslan reveals to a young boy Shasta that he was not only with him throughout his journey to … Continue reading

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A Homebody’s Christmas

Settle down, it’ll all be clear Don’t pay no mind to the demons They fill you with fear The trouble it might drag you down If you get lost, you can always be found   Just know you’re not alone … Continue reading

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Bad Memories and the Anticipation of Christmas

So Christmas is always a time of anticipation, right? We look forward to the parties, the food, the presents, the beautiful candlelit midnight service. One of the things I always enjoyed as a kid was the model train sets. I … Continue reading

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A Light

One of my favorite Christmas memories from childhood is driving around after the Christmas Eve service to look at all the Christmas lights. The lights at Christmas are so magical, aren’t they? It’s as if the whole world decided to … Continue reading

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