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Joy to the World!

  “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.” Luke 2:10 I think of joy as very loud happiness. Joy is happiness on steroids. It is one thing to be … Continue reading

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A Thrill of Hope

  A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices For yonder breaks a new glorious morn It created a shudder through the galaxy — a breaking story that rocked all worlds. It rippled through the stars and slapped against the … Continue reading

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No Little Town; No Silent Night

  O little town of Bethlehem, How still we see thee lie; Above thy deep and dreamless sleep The silent stars go by. The little town of Bethlehem is not so little today, and not so still. It’s a place … Continue reading

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Still Proceeding

  O Star of wonder, star of night Star with royal beauty bright Westward leading, still proceeding Guide us to Thy perfect light     Christmas carols have always been a mysterious phenomenon to me. They contain clear, sometimes deep … Continue reading

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Anticipating the Gift We Already Have

Advent is a little like waiting for spring training to start. Now I can hear some of you moaning and groaning  — you, who, like my wife, can’t stand that I’m bringing up baseball again … in December. But here’s … Continue reading

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Every Time A Bell Rings …

Among the most popular holiday movies, and a family tradition for many during the Christmas season, It’s a Wonderful Life, is about a divine intervention by a guardian angel to help a man in distress. It opens with a fanciful … Continue reading

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Waiting for the Past

Waiting. It’s one of the hardest things there is to do. Waiting can be joyful and full of wide-eyed anticipation, like a child trying to fall asleep on Christmas Eve so the morning will come faster, or it can be … Continue reading

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The Best Gift of Christmas

I am recalling a Christmas when our youngest son, Chandler, was a child. I don’t remember how old he was, but he was old enough to think of someone other than himself. He had an idea. He would wrap up … Continue reading

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