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Posts tagged ‘Christmas’

I Still Believe

“At one time most of my friends could hear the bell,
but as years passed, it fell silent for all of them.”
— The Polar Express

I think I’ve always continue here

Christmas Forgiveness

post241graphic1If I were to ask you what is your favorite thing about Christmas, some of you would respond: Family. If I were to ask what do you dread most, some of you would say: Family.

This past week, in conversations with friends, continue reading here

Santa, Elves, & Tooth Fairies

 post239pic1As I was tucking my oldest grandson into bed one night last week he told me a couple of things that were bothering him. First, his elf had yet to appear on a shelf and some of his friends’ elves already had. Second, he had recently seen a rubber band on Santa’s beard.

Yikes! Don’t panic! Yaya, you got this, you’ve handled it before…

Problem #1 The continue reading here

What Do You Need for Christmas?

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In 2005, the most sought after Christmas gift was the “Xbox 360”. Did you neeeeeed it? Do you still have yours? Do you use it

In 2007, it was the “iPod Touch”. Did you neeeeeed one? Do you know where it is today?

In 2009 we just had to have the “Nook eReader”. The what? Oh, but we neeeeeeded it!

In 2011 your toddler simply neeeeeeded “Let’s Rock Elmo”! Has he rocked on?

The hottest Christmas gift this year is a “Drone”. Do you neeeeeed one? I read that one million drones are expected to be sold this Christmas! I’m sorry kids, that is not in a box under my tree.

I confess there was one year I snatched the last keep reading here

The War On Christmas

post179pic2Is there a war on Christmas? If there is, is it also a war on Christians? If it is, is it a war on the Christian faith? Who are Christians at war against? What ammunition is being used against Christians? What ammunition are Christians supposed to use?

There is a cacophony of voices on TV, and social media telling Christians that we need to fight to keep Christ in Christmas. Do we? Or can we continue here

Things I Didn’t Know I Needed

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(Caution: The secret identity of Santa Claus may be revealed in this blog!)

Christmastime is wonderful for little children – decorating the tree, taping on cotton ball Santa beards, posing for photos and telling Santa what you want for Christmas; it’s magical. However, as parents, we know there is a lot that can go wrong.

What if every store from Ohio to Minnesota sold out of the only item on one child’s list, and the other child has a list a mile long! What if the budget meets their needs, but their wants far outweigh those needs? As parents we must decide how best to handle these situations, so that everyone feels loved and happy on Christmas morning.

I recall one Christmas when Brian and I were walking such a tightrope. We held our breath as the boys walked into the living room and saw their gifts beautifully arranged in front of the tree (in two separate but equal displays), and one boy exclaimed continue reading here

To God be the Glory!!

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Gloria in excelsis deo!
 We sing it every year at Christmas – Glory, in the highest to God — and our words proclaim to God the most exalted honor, adoration, praise and thanksgiving!

However, do our hearts align with our words? Do we really praise and adore God when life is hard? Do we give Him thanksgiving and the highest honor no matter our circumstances? Or do we merely sing the words. When life is good, the words reflect our praise. When we are suffering, do we truly mean what we sing?

When Alzheimer’s has robbed a loved one of understanding and mobility. Do you mean it?

When your daughter tells you she’s pregnant continue here

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