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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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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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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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Flashback

My name is Brittany. I’m not a pastor, ministry leader, or longtime member of Chapelgate Church. I’m just an ordinary girl living life…often day to day, and sometimes more gracefully than others. I’m a writer. It’s not what I do … Continue reading

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My Bethlehem Prayer

One of my favorite Christmas Carols is O Little Town of Bethlehem. It’s a sweet hymn that I love to sing and listen to throughout the Advent season. Of all the stanzas though, my favorite is the fourth and final. … Continue reading

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An Ancient Carol

The Kontakion of the Nativity was written by Romanos the Melodist sometime in the 6th century. Romanos was born in Syria to Jewish parents. He became a follower of Jesus and was baptized as a boy. Ordained a deacon in … Continue reading

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The Ever Present Jesus

It’s because Jesus is present in our lives that we are freed to celebrate like the wise men who when they saw the star leading to Jesus “rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.” Rejoice, rejoice Jesus has come! Continue reading

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Christmas Town

We went to Christmas Town in Busch Gardens last week. My family loves it. The place is lit up with a gazillion festive lights and there are even live penguins! They change the names of the rides to things like … Continue reading

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