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Christmas ~ Beyond the Manger Scenes

Another Christmas morning will dawn on us in a few days, and in a culture filled with superficial, anemic, transient, and mostly fictional hoopla, our hope and prayer for our readers is that your Christmas experience is deeper and richer … Continue reading

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“And His Name Shall Be Called Wonderful”

There’s no shortage of evidence depicting our reluctance, and sometimes outright refusal, to acquiesce to the notion of impossibility. In the absence of even the slightest support, something inside us wants to step up and challenge the claim that a … Continue reading

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Blow-Ups … Impressive Maybe — ‘Til You Unplug ‘Em

It may be said of virtually any bizarre aspect of our increasingly confusing approach to Christmas, “There’s a blow-up for that.” Those inflated outdoor decorations have become another ubiquitous addition to the brightly lit American landscape heralding the arrival of … Continue reading

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Nobody Wants to See Christmas Lights in the Daytime

I had never seen lights ‘dance’ before. It was fascinating to sit with the kids as Christmas melodies filled the air and the incredible array of lights spread all over the house, the yard, the trees, and as the specially … Continue reading

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Another Hallmark Christmas Miracle?

It began around Thanksgiving, I think, about the time that the major TV networks shifted gears for the holiday season and loaded up their schedule with re-runs and the familiar list of holiday specials. Hallmark unleashed on an unsuspecting nation … Continue reading

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Balancing Bethlehem

Ahh… Christmas, edition #2014. I love this time of year, and we’re into it full swing.  Familiar sights, sounds, feelings, and festivals of Christmas are flooding our minds, overwhelming our calendars, and draining our bank accounts once again.  Along with it … Continue reading

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