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God wanted you to have Christmas

God wanted you to have Christmas

ccording to a Harris poll, Americans still pick Christmas as their favorite holiday, by a wide margin. Forty-six percent of all Americans enjoy celebrating Christmas more than all others.  I was curious why people felt that way.  I...

Let the world be our teacher too

Let the world be our teacher too

here is an Amazon ad this Christmas that touches my heart.  Actually, the Lord used the ad to convict my heart and inspire this blog post. I hope you will take the time to watch it now before you keep reading. Kindness, the greatest gift...

The Giver of good things

The Giver of good things

is the season once again.  Somehow the coffee just tastes better when it is enjoyed with the lights of Christmas.  Somehow, the quiet, colorful mornings of the Christmas season put the rest of the day in a bright, more God-filled...

Thanksgiving Prayers

Thanksgiving Prayers

ne of the most important things to prepare for Thanksgiving is our hearts. I wanted to share a few prayers with you for your holiday. Thursday will be about food, family, and football. Let’s make today about our faith. As we prepare for the...

If you had to list one hundred . . .

If you had to list one hundred . . .

f you couldn’t take your seat at the Thanksgiving table until . . . If you couldn’t turn on the television set and watch the game until . . .  If you had to wash ALL the dishes unless . . .  What?  If our Thanksgiving holiday...

Empty shelves, rich lives

Empty shelves, rich lives

took my mom to do a little shopping and, I have to admit, the news reports were right about the shortages on the shelves. The stores are decorated for Christmas, but where are the stacks of merchandise that usually fill the shelves? “’Tis the...

A simple yet profound witness

A simple yet profound witness

was preparing to teach when I ran across some powerful quotes from Mother Teresa. Her words prompted this post.  I am spending the month of January with a focus on our witness to the world. I’ve always appreciated a strong biblical sermon or...

Same God, new year

Same God, new year

t felt good to put the last box of Christmas decorations in the attic and shut the door. I love the newness of January. Every year God hands us a winter reset and we need it. Almost all of my plans for the Christmas holiday blew up and we had to...

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