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Christmas Rush? Or Christmas Peace?

"Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation." (Luke 2:29-30 NIV)The stories recently in the media about the shoppers in parts of the United States going out at midnight to do their Christmas shopping,...

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The Lord’s Day

Each month of the year has its own number of days, which is the same every year except leap year. 2020 is a leap year, and so this year, February had 29 days rather than 28. We all have a birthday that occurs on the same day each year, unless you are a leap year...

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“Jesus answered him, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.’” (John 3:3 NIV)I used to love celebrating birthdays. It isn’t the custom to celebrate birthdays in the Southeast Asian culture where I was born, but it was a...

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A Gift of Giving

" In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” (Acts 20:35 ESV) Looking forward to Christmas 1994, to me, described a...

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The Best New Years’ Resolution

That's what I wanted to know. What is the best resolution one can make? I pondered what mine would be until I heard a new friend share her insight. We sat at the dinner table and she related the tragic death of her son. I understood as I've traveled on that road of...

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Ten Commandments for Christmas

I. Thou shalt not leave "Christ" out of Christmas. II. Thou shalt not value thy gifts by the cost, for many shall signify love that is more blessed and beautiful than sliver and gold. III. Thou shalt give thyself with thy gifts, thy love, thy personality, and thy...

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Today's mini-sermon is in honor of all of our Jewish subscribers and friends: "And so we have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns, and the Day-star arises in your hearts."...

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Creatively Simple Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

We all agree that our moms are marvellous. We don’t need prompts from the greeting card industry to remind us of that. The dilemma is how to make them feel marvellous without buying into all the hype surrounding Mom’s special day. Several years ago before I became a...

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