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Fear Not

  Ever watched the scene in “A Charlie Brown Christmas” where Linus tells about the angels appearing to the shepherds? Blogger Jason Soroski points out that Linus, who has spent the entire film being ridiculed for his security blanket, drops … 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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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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A Christmas Letter to the Mother of a Child with Special Needs.

For Christmas this year, I would like to put many presents under your tree. There is so much that you deserve. I would give you a box wrapped in bright red paper and tied with the big gold bow. In … Continue reading

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An ‘Accidental’ Black Friday

I  went Black Friday Shopping last week.   You have to understand I didn’t do it intentionally, In fact It was the furthest thing from my mind.  My idea of Black Friday shopping is sitting at home in my PJ’s with … Continue reading

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Children of the King

It’s A Wonderful Life is my favorite Christmas movie. Hands down. No competition. I absolutely love it. My wife and I watch it every Christmas Eve and it never fails to deliver. Some of the affection I hold for it … 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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A Very Nice Nativity

I had a long day at work and when I walked in the house and saw that my husband had put the lights and decorations on the tree that we had chosen with the kids this past weekend, I was … Continue reading

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