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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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Christmas Incarcerated

In the summer of 2012, Iranian American pastor, Saeed Abedini, was imprisoned for refusing to forsake his Christian beliefs. A former Muslim, Saeed is now facing an eight-year prison sentence due to charges of undermining national security through private religious gatherings. During his imprisonment, he has been repeatedly beaten and ...

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10 Ways to Keep Christ in Christmas

So many of us can get lost in the hustle and bustle of buying gifts, attending parties, and preparing our homes for family that we forget to keep Christ at the center. We can easily lose sight of the true meaning of Christmas, and before long end up stressed and ...

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Merry Christmas to Happy Holidays?

“Here’s your order sir.” “Thank you ma’am. Have a good day, and a Merry Christmas.” “Oh, uhmm, you have a…happy holiday as well.” Yep, this was an actual conversation I had with a clerk, while ordering lunch one day this past week. Jesus has officially become a taboo subject on ...

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