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Christmas Blessings

A special prayer today seeks blessings for all of you and yours: If you are joyful, may it fill you to overflowing. If you are mourning, may it fill you with comfort and peace. If you are ill, may your … Continue reading

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Celebrating Christmas by Peggy Webb

“Do not be afraid; I have good news for you.” Luke 2:10 Many years ago, I decided to simplify Christmas. I made the holidays about understanding the deeper meaning of the season and celebrating the love of family and friends instead … Continue reading

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Be a Shepherd by Nancy J. Farrier

It is that time of year when we are extra busy. Buying presents. Making food to give away. Doing extra in the community. Preparing for family to visit. Decorating our homes. The workload is tremendous and it seems like there … Continue reading

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Every Good and Perfect Gift by Bridget A. Thomas

“Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” – James 1:16-17 Around this time of year, … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Christmas Part 2 by Bridget A. Thomas

A few weeks ago my husband and I were trying to decide what to eat for dinner. We each threw out options, but nothing sounded appetizing. Then my husband mentioned Chinese, and that sounded good to me. There is a … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Christmas by Bridget A. Thomas

At my place of employment around Christmas, we collect non-perishable food, toiletries, stationary, and things of that nature for the elderly in the community. My heart always goes out to the elderly and I like to help them. Perhaps it … Continue reading

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Without Christ by Julie Arduini

I was enjoying some quiet time reflecting on Christmas when a thought came to mind: what if Christ wasn’t our story? What if He didn’t exist? What if the devil had free reign without end? Years ago I remember reading … Continue reading

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Christmas Book Release by Tara Randel

This year I’m so excited about my first Christmas story with Harlequin Heartwarming, Her Christmastime Family. Love, family, friendships and community are important components in this line of books and what better time than Christmas to bring them all together? … Continue reading

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Easter Again by James R. Coggins

Once again this year, in spite of COVID and the attendant restrictions, the Christian church has celebrated Easter. Why do we keep returning to the same themes year after year? The reason is that there are certain foundational Christian doctrines, … Continue reading

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An Advent Life by Bridget A. Thomas

The advent season is a special time of the year. The world around us seems to take on a new excitement as we anticipate Christmas day. We reflect on the first Christmas, over two thousand years ago, when the world … Continue reading

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Favorite Time of Year – By Kathy Carmichael

  Merry Christmas! Can’t you just picture this? “Suddenly, there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward humankind.” In my … Continue reading

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Speak Faith by Bridget A. Thomas

During this time of year, like many people, I enjoy reading about the birth of Jesus. I was recently reading through the book of Luke. Luke 1 gives us a lot of details that lead up to Jesus’ birth, details … Continue reading

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Remembering Christmas by Yvonne Lehman

  Christmases . . . and the many stories about Christmas, considered good, bad, happy, sad, as a child, an adult, with family, with groups, alone, overworked, Santa, Jesus, traditions, poverty, plenty, receiving, giving…   My thoughts linger for a while on … Continue reading

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Keeping the Christmas Spirit All Year Long

I know Christmas is over, but I don’t want to let go. It’s like this every year. It seems to come and go so quickly. Before you know it, it’s gone. I want to back up and savor those Christmas … Continue reading

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Unto Us A Child Is Born by Tara Randel

Merry Christmas! I hope in this most beautiful, but hectic, time of year, you and your loved ones take time to remember the true spirit of the season. For to us a child is born, to us a son is … Continue reading

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