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Have yourself a merry little Christmas

This time of year, we frequently hear people bemoaning a lack of Christmas Spirit and wondering how to make this holiday more special. I believe a sharper focus on the following words goes a long way to resolving the issue: … Continue reading

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Was Jesus an ugly baby?

He had no stately form or majesty to attract us, no beauty that we should desire Him.  He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, acquainted with grief. Like one from whom men hide their faces, He was despised, and we esteemed Him not.  Isaiah 3:2-3 (Berean Study … Continue reading

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Christmas is a time to love

One of my favorite Sunday school Christmas songs has such a powerful message, one especially apt for today’s current climate of hostility and easy offense. Perhaps if we all kept this little ditty in the forefront of our minds, we … Continue reading

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Christmas in Focus

As fun as it is, playing Santa for friends and family every year can become quite a chore. We can begin to feel frazzled and pulled in many directions. Although many of us take pride in our skill at multi-tasking, … Continue reading

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Is Christmas Disappearing?

I live in a household of word-lovers. Conversations are thick with puns and creative word play, so it wasn’t too surprising when I announced to my son the other day that I was planning to dematerialize Christmas this year, his predictably melodramatic response was, … Continue reading

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Advent: a Time of Coming and Becoming

In most Christian churches, the four weeks leading up to Christmas are observed as the season of Advent, a time of preparation for the celebration of Christ’s birth. Believers use these weeks to review the events leading up to Christ’s … Continue reading

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The Struggle to Save Christmas

    It’s that time of year, again, when many of us gird our loins to do battle with the dark forces of carefully secular “Happy Holiday” greetings and decorated “holiday” trees. We are preparing for the struggle to hold … Continue reading

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Christmas in Focus

Playing Santa for friends and family every year can become quite a chore. Daily life has to go on, as well, and we can begin to feel frazzled and pulled in many directions. Although I, like many women, take pride … Continue reading

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The Reason for the Season

Luke 2 Contemporary English Version (CEV) The Birth of Jesus 2 About that time Emperor Augustus gave orders for the names of all the people to be listed in record books.[a] 2 These first records were made when Quirinius was governor of … Continue reading

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Is Santa Claus dead?

If you keep up with the national news, you are aware of the war being waged by the Freedom From Religion brigade against all things Christian. In recent years this has included anything to do with the winter holiday, if this … Continue reading

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