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The Best Presents Are Free

Posted on December 21, 2018 in

by Darlene Franklin The best Christmas presents I received last year didn’t take any money, only a little time wrapped up in love, whether on heaven or on earth. I turned out the nightlight and breathed a sigh of contentment. A …

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Love

Posted on December 20, 2018 in

by Jennifer Kennedy Dean As I contemplate the incarnation, when “the Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us” (John 1:14), I am enthralled by the stunning act of condescending love on display. We often use the word …

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A Baby Changes Everything

Posted on December 18, 2018 in

by Susan G Mathis Any precious new life causes me to ponder how much a child changes everything—in the parents’ and the siblings’ lives, and even in the loved ones around them, like you and me. We are never the same when a n…

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Joy

Posted on December 17, 2018 in

by Jennifer Kennedy Dean “And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terr…

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The Story Behind the Story in Liz Tolsma’s Novel When the Heart Sings

Posted on December 17, 2018 in

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When Traditions Change

Posted on December 17, 2018 in

by Grace Fox Time-honored traditions are an important part of Christmastime. So how can we respond well when circumstances change those traditions? For years, our immediate family celebrated Christmas at my son and daughter-in-law…

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Peace

Posted on December 13, 2018 in

by Jennifer Kennedy Dean “Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.’”  (Luke …

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Choosing the Right Gift

Posted on December 12, 2018 in

by Cheri Cowell Whether you shop all year, or brave the crowds on Black Friday, all of us desire to find just the right gift for everyone on our list. Here are a few tips to help make that goal a reality. Begin with a list. That m…

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