Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Wonder of Christmas

Something strange and wonderful happened one night over two thousand years ago.  Into the darkness of a fallen world God sent a gift far more wonderful than any the world had ever seen.  In the small town of Bethlehem, God’s … Continue reading

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God’s Christmas Tree

Several years ago, I became curious about the origin of the Christmas tree, and how it became a traditional part of our Christmas celebration. In our culture, Christmas is not complete without that important centerpiece of decoration. There are many … Continue reading

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Christmas

I enjoy this time of year with the brightly decorated trees, beautiful lights, wrapping paper, family dinners and all the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season. But this season is far more than presents and candy canes. For many … Continue reading

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Fear Not! A Savior is Born in Bethlehem

Fear has a way of tying our stomachs up in knots, neutralizing our thinking, inducing panic. Fear, and its first cousin worry, can seize our hearts when we find ourselves overcome in disasters beyond our control. Many mothers and father … Continue reading

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Wake-up Call

The morning started like any ordinary Tuesday.  The sky was clear and brilliant blue, the birds were singing their early morning songs.  It was going to be a beautiful fall day.  About 8:45 a.m., my husband called. “Do you have … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ or Santa Claus?

Christians generally consider Christmas to be a time of year to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. We may wonder then about the role of Santa Claus in this celebration and whether it should be considered good or bad from a Christian … Continue reading

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Blind Spots

A few days ago I was driving on a busy four lane road in our local town. I progressed along in the right lane driving the speed limit—with no reason to be in a hurry—when suddenly, I noticed in my … Continue reading

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Only One God

I drove into the upscale neighborhood and located the address the Home Health Agency had given me.  This was my first visit and I wasn’t sure what to expect.  The patient was an 80 year old man from Calcutta,India.  He and his … Continue reading

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Sin

It appears that sin has become fashionable in our society today. What used to be comedy has become vulgar comments and innuendo. The hero in movies and TV programs is no longer the guy in the white hat, but the … Continue reading

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Role Model

Have you ever heard your child make a statement that embarrassed you? Not only because it sounded bad, but you knew they had heard what they spoke—from you. Things that should be spoken in secret are often spoke openly and … Continue reading

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