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Fruit from the Holidays

There’s nothing like the holidays to highlight the challenge of relationships.  Our hearts crave connection.  God made us that way.  In fact, He created humanity because He craved relationship.  The challenge is that most everything conspires against honest, loving relationship.  With Christ, that challenge becomes incredible opportunity for improved relationships ...

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Living in The Real Empty Nest

When my daughter went off the college in a town two hours from home, I identified this time as having an empty nest. The first time I saw my aunt and cousin, they rushed to ask me how I liked having an empty nest. I said, “I like it.” To ...

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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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The Weight of the World at Christmas

I bet you didn’t expect to find an intersection between Greek mythology and Christ–did you? For that matter, would expect to see a connection between the chaos of politics and the peace of Christmas? The iconic Christmas passage, other than Luke 2, is doubtless Isaiah 9:6: For to us a ...

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Evidence of God’s Faithfulness in Hanukkah

What does Hanukkah (also spelled Chanukah) have to do with Christianity?  Well, on the surface, nothing. Now I know what you are thinking: “Why is this article so long if we have already established that these two have nothing to do with each other?”  Hold on, do not give up ...

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