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A German Christmas

Today my post is by a guest author, sharing first-hand memories of what Christmas was like for the children of Germany two generations ago.  *  *  *  *  *  *  * One of us always wanted to be the first to pull the 30th of November off the calendar, because Dec. 1 marked the beginning …

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He Lifts his Voice, the Earth Melts

One of my mom’s favorite verses of scripture is Psalm 46:6, so I decided that for Christmas I would make her a poster of the scripture that she could hang on her wall. I added my visual interpretation of the verse, using pictures that displayed the chaos and terrors of today’s world in contrast with …

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A Personal Celebration

Joy to the world! the Lord is come; let earth receive her king. –Isaac Watts, Joy to the World All week I’ve had this song in my mind. I’d start many days with it as a way to counter my early morning tangle of thoughts and concerns. It has been refreshing to correct my thinking …

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I Bring You Great News

  Christmas, to me, is evidence that God wants to be with us—near us—not far away.   That changes everything I used to believe about God being a looming taskmaster whose main purpose was to hand out a list of rules and dire consequences with a warning, “Now don’t mess up!”   Christmas shows the …

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He appeared, and the soul felt its worth…

Merry Christmas! See how valuable you are to Almighty God, as you read each word of this song, one of my favorites… O Holy Night! The stars are brightly shining, It is the night of our dear Saviours birth; Long lay the world in sin and error pining, ‘Til He appeared and the soul felt …

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A Personal Celebration

Joy to the world! the Lord is come; let earth receive her king. –Isaac Watts, Joy to the World All week I’ve had this song in my mind. I’d start many days with it as a way to counter my early morning tangle of thoughts and concerns. It has been refreshing to correct my thinking …

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Review of The Taste of Snow

by Stephen V. Masse Illustrated by Brian Allen ©2012 Good Harbor Press For Ages 8 – 14 This sweet story takes us along with the close-knit Kinders family through the days leading to Christmas in the small Austrian town of Gartendorf. We see life through the eyes of an eleven-year-old girl, Nicole, who has received …

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