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Is Christmas Disappearing?

I live in a household of word-lovers. Conversations are thick with puns and creative word play, so it wasn’t too surprising when I announced to my son the other day that I was planning to dematerialize Christmas this year, his predictably melodramatic response was, … Continue reading

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Advent: a Time of Coming and Becoming

In most Christian churches, the four weeks leading up to Christmas are observed as the season of Advent, a time of preparation for the celebration of Christ’s birth. Believers use these weeks to review the events leading up to Christ’s … Continue reading

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The Struggle to Save Christmas

    It’s that time of year, again, when many of us gird our loins to do battle with the dark forces of carefully secular “Happy Holiday” greetings and decorated “holiday” trees. We are preparing for the struggle to hold … Continue reading

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Christmas in Focus

Playing Santa for friends and family every year can become quite a chore. Daily life has to go on, as well, and we can begin to feel frazzled and pulled in many directions. Although I, like many women, take pride … Continue reading

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The Reason for the Season

Luke 2 Contemporary English Version (CEV) The Birth of Jesus 2 About that time Emperor Augustus gave orders for the names of all the people to be listed in record books.[a] 2 These first records were made when Quirinius was governor of … Continue reading

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Is Santa Claus dead?

If you keep up with the national news, you are aware of the war being waged by the Freedom From Religion brigade against all things Christian. In recent years this has included anything to do with the winter holiday, if this … Continue reading

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The Birth of Jesus

(Luke 2 Contemporary English Version (CEV)) 2 About that time Emperor Augustus gave orders for the names of all the people to be listed in record books.[a] 2 These first records were made when Quirinius was governor of Syria.[b] 3 Everyone had to … Continue reading

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Santa Claus is Dead

If you keep up with the national news, you are aware of the war being waged by the Freedom From Religion brigade against all things Christian. In recent years this has included everything to do with the winter holiday, if this … Continue reading

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Christmas Just Ain’t Christmas Without the One I Love

One of our local radio stations is playing “all Christmas, all the time” this month. It is an oldies station, but now anything remotely to do with this holiday season is on the playlist. I’ve discovered there have been some … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays? Season’s Greetings? Merry Christmas!

My daily walk to work takes me through the heart of my hometown and I enjoy keeping up on the changes in the shop windows throughout the year. This year, I noticed the first Christmas display a few weeks before … Continue reading

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