Tag Archives: Christmas

Peace on Earth

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Christmas is a time of year when we hear the phrase “peace on earth” frequently, and this year we may look for peace a little more fervently than usual.  After all, we’re celebrating the day that Jesus, the Prince of Peace, was born.  … Continue reading

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Earthly Circumstances have Little to do with Heavenly Glory

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It’s December; it’s Christmas time.  We are treated to advertisements for music, party dresses, iGear, coats and cars, (I’ve never known anyone to give a car as a Christmas gift.  Have you?) all designed to give us a feeling of good cheer and coziness.  Warm fireplaces, … Continue reading

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Christmas is Behind Us; Its Reality is With Us

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Christmas is behind us.   It was wonderful, and I am astonished once again at what God did for us.  Good family memories, fun stuff, and a few cookies are its left-overs.  It is almost time to take down the decorations, (a chore no … Continue reading

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Christmas Past

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Christmas was a wonderful time of the year for me when I was a child. Cookies, parties, church services and gifts were among the featured attractions, and I took full advantage of them.  Still do. We celebrated Jesus’s birth too. In my family the celebration of Jesus’s birth was central and … Continue reading

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How Does Christmas Come About?

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It’s almost Christmas.  Are you ready? Will you be ready?  I’m not ready…yet. Christmas will come about, like it always does, and I will be ready, like I always am.  However, not without some chaos and confusion.  Every year I determine … Continue reading

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Give the Gift of Relationship this Christmas

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Are you wondering what to give your loved ones (who don’t need anything) for Christmas?  I have an idea for you! Invest in your relationships this Christmas. Christmas gift giving in my extended family has morphed from all of us exchanging gifts with each other (very fun … Continue reading

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Enjoying the Gift or Playing with the Wrapping Paper?

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Boxes, gift wrap, and ribbons are apparently endlessly entertaining to toddlers.  Who needs gifts?  We should just wrap boxes for young children and let them play! We adults are amused by this, because we know the difference between a gift and … Continue reading

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How Would You Fix this Broken World?

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Last Thursday I wrote a blog post imagining fictional newspaper headlines in the days surrounding Jesus’ birth.  I was blissfully unaware on Thursday of the horrible non-fiction headlines that would be created on Friday.  (Sadly, my post Jesus Wept written last July in reaction to the Colorado theater shootings … Continue reading

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What if Heaven Published a Newspaper?

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What would heaven’s headlines say? Today’s U.S. headlines warn of fiscal cliffs, rising taxes, and dangerous volatility in the Middle East.  These situations deserve our attention, but are they of eternal importance?  Maybe; maybe not. Many “big” headlines of 2012 will be forgotten by 2013.  However, there are small … Continue reading

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God’s Advent Calendar

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The December days of my childhood were marked by numbered doors on an Advent calendar.  Each day was one day closer to Christmas – so exciting! December is a long month for a child, (and way too short for an adult.)  Our Advent preparations consume about … Continue reading

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