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Arise and Shine–Expectantly!

On the Sunday before Jesus’ crucifixion, the crowds welcomed Him expectantly.  His popularity soared on that day–so much so that the people intended to make Him their king.  They were ready to force the issue, if necessary.   They cheered, applauded, and celebrated His entrance into Jerusalem by paving His way ...

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Having Realistic Expectations for Christmas

Christmas is about celebrating the birth of Jesus, but somehow we have tangled in there other expectations. If we kept the true meaning of Christmas at the center of our minds, we would not have any unrealistic expectations. But, we all do it–create in our minds the “perfect little Christmas.” ...

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Good Grief? Is There Such a Thing?

Daddy’s been gone a little while now. It’s my 2nd Christmas without him. Two years without him calling on Christmas morning to hear the girls squeal with delight over Santa’s visit. Two years of looking at boiled custard knowing it will last that much longer now without him around. The ...

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The Real Message Behind “Merry Christmas.”

What does Christmas mean to you on a personal level? For some it is nothing more than a holiday for shopping and giving. Others see it as only a celebration of a historic religious figure. To those it is only head knowledge. Christians view it as a time to commemorate ...

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Should Christmas Be Different for Christians?

Last weekend I had a moment.  An absolute fit about the holidays.  The same fit we all have this time of year about the mixing of secular and sacred. The battle against the commercialism  has put me in a humbug sort of mood.  You see, in my futile attempt to ...

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