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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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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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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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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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This Christmas

This Christmas is strange. I don’t feel like decorating. I don’t feel like making cookies. I don’t feel like doing anything but opening presents for myself and quilting the day away. As my friend encouraged, “Nothing wrong with a Mary … Continue reading

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Heaven on Earth: We Need it Now

The other night I was working, getting ready for our high school gathering, Breakaway, listening to iTunes , studying, writing, and praying. A song I don’t usually listen to came up on my playlist, usually I skip over these hoping to find … Continue reading

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Of Advent, Christmas Trees & Rocky

“The Advent tension is a way of learning again that God is God: that between even our deepest and holiest longing and the reality of God is a gap which only grace can cross; otherwise we are alone again, incommunicado, … Continue reading

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As Far As The Curse is Found

The Advent season is such a hopeful reminder that Jesus, whose birth we celebrate, will one day lift the curse when he comes once again to this earth. One day we will be able to experience, not just a single day of peace but an eternity of days where we love people the way we ought. Continue reading

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Christmas in Chronicles

I know.  I know.  The story of Christmas doesn’t seem feasible in Chronicles.  But, as I came upon this verse it hit me like a load of bricks!  Here’s the story: King Jehoshaphat just died.  He had seven sons to … Continue reading

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