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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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Hanukkah

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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Christmas Vs. Christ-In-Us

Luke 1:31 "You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus." NIV Can you imagine carrying the Son of God, the Saviour of the world in your womb? Can you imagine how Mary must have felt when she heard the angel announce she would...

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Believing in the Fullness of Easter

Everyone in the Western World has heard of Easter, and most have been taught to celebrate it in one way or another. But how many of us are truly been taught to believe in Easter? Growing up in a Christian home, Easter was a time when I received a new dress to wear to...

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Adding Meaning to Your Easter Celebration

Making Jesus the center of your family’s celebration can present a challenge when images of the Easter Bunny are so prevalent. Parents must take special measures to help kids understand that Jesus is the giver of Easter gifts—His love, His sacrificial death, the...

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Nativity Reflections

"And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn." (Luke 2:7) When we look at the many different nativity scenes which we see this time of the year, our thoughts are...

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