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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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What’s in a Genealogy?

  Matthew 1:1-17 What’s more boring than a genealogy in the Bible? Some of the names are unpronounceable. We know little to nothing about some of the names in the list. They are mostly meaningless to us. Many readers skip … Continue reading

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The Long Wait

I have been blessed to meet Ced & Jean Dale. He turned 100 just before Thanksgiving. She is 95. They will have been married 72.5 years on Christmas Eve. It is so beautiful to be with them. To see the … 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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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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A Heavenly Contrast

So let us remember that the very one who the heavens rejoiced over has taken residence in his people. That in the cold, dark and what may at times seem hopeless experience of life on this earth our Emmanuel is here. Rejoice! Continue reading

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Exhausted Pies

This Christmas, let’s put down the burden, put down the pie, the ornaments, the presents, the stress, and put on his easy, gentle yoke which gives rest for our souls as he leads us in his most perfect way. Continue reading

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Our God has Come

Our God, mighty and all powerful. Did not come with pomp and pageantry. His birth was not celebrated with feasts and extravagant celebrations. Rather born in crude stable, Attended by animals, his parents and some shepherds. Yet here He was. … Continue reading

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Alone and Anxious

People tell me what it’s like during the first holiday season following a loss. Whether it’s the loss of a spouse through death, the loss of a marriage, or the loss of a relationship, I hear similar things. The thought … Continue reading

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A Daughter… Cherished and Accepted

I am constantly measuring myself up to expectations.  My own expectations of what kind of parent I should be.  My expectations of what kind of Children’s Director I should be.  My assumed expectations others have of me.  The sad part … Continue reading

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