It’s Christmas, so I’ll be brief. I just want to wish you a wonder, amazing, fantastic Christmas this 2017! I pray that it’s a memorable one for you, full of life and love, great sights and sounds, full bellies and full hearts, and endless good cheer. Most of all, I pray that on this day that is so often – and so easily – sullied by merchandizing and commercialism, you remember what it’s all about, and what the celebration is meant to commemorate in the first place. This is not about Santa. It’s not about presents, or food, or eggnog. It’s about the birth of our Savior, a babe born some 2000 years ago who ultimately paid a price for each of us that we could never pay ourselves. Thank God for Christmas!
Merry Christmas, friends, and may it be a blessed one this 2017!
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Continue reading “But I Don’t Wanna…”
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Continue reading “Overflowing Blessings”
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Continue reading “Still Waters”
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Continue reading “A Merry Christmas for Wise Men”
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Continue reading “God & Country”
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Continue reading “A Cost of War”