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Three More Days

Posted on December 22, 2017 in

by Julie B. Cosgrove It’s three more days until Christmas. Are you excited or tired? Do you feel peace or panic? Are you in the “I can hardly wait” mode, or do you just wish it would be over soon? The message of the holidays…

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No Wonder There’s No Wonder

Posted on December 21, 2017 in

by Rhonda Rhea In line. Again. Sometimes I wonder if I’m spending my entire Christmas season in line. Ready…set…WAIT. People do say it’s the season of wonder. I was in an express line at a department store the other day do…

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I Wonder as I Wander

Posted on December 19, 2017 in

by Dianne Neal Matthews Two things I love about Christmas are the preparations and the anticipation. Dragging boxes down from the attic to decorate the house. Shopping for gifts and arranging them under the glowing tree. Planning …

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Snowball Cookies

Posted on December 15, 2017 in

by Marsha Hubler Although the Old Order “buggy” Amish and Mennonites (including progressive Mennonites) don’t celebrate Christmas with Christmas trees, lavish decorations, or even gift giving, many groups do remember Christ…

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The Good and the Bad of Childhood Christmas Memories

Posted on December 1, 2017 in

by Cheri Cowell The turkey leftovers were tucked in the fridge, I’d turned the A/C down (we live in Florida), put on the Christmas music and eagerly handed my husband a piping hot cup of cocoa. “Are you ready?” I…

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Rediscover True Joy This Christmas

Posted on November 28, 2017 in

by Asheritah Ciuciu For the longest time, Christmas filled me with angst because of the insane pressure we place on ourselves to make the holidays picture perfect. We spend so much of the holiday season creating our own little win…

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