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Easter Again by James R. Coggins

Once again this year, in spite of COVID and the attendant restrictions, the Christian church has celebrated Easter. Why do we keep returning to the same themes year after year? The reason is that there are certain foundational Christian doctrines, … Continue reading

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An Advent Life by Bridget A. Thomas

The advent season is a special time of the year. The world around us seems to take on a new excitement as we anticipate Christmas day. We reflect on the first Christmas, over two thousand years ago, when the world … Continue reading

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Favorite Time of Year – By Kathy Carmichael

  Merry Christmas! Can’t you just picture this? “Suddenly, there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward humankind.” In my … Continue reading

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Speak Faith by Bridget A. Thomas

During this time of year, like many people, I enjoy reading about the birth of Jesus. I was recently reading through the book of Luke. Luke 1 gives us a lot of details that lead up to Jesus’ birth, details … Continue reading

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Remembering Christmas by Yvonne Lehman

  Christmases . . . and the many stories about Christmas, considered good, bad, happy, sad, as a child, an adult, with family, with groups, alone, overworked, Santa, Jesus, traditions, poverty, plenty, receiving, giving…   My thoughts linger for a while on … Continue reading

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Keeping the Christmas Spirit All Year Long

I know Christmas is over, but I don’t want to let go. It’s like this every year. It seems to come and go so quickly. Before you know it, it’s gone. I want to back up and savor those Christmas … Continue reading

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Unto Us A Child Is Born by Tara Randel

Merry Christmas! I hope in this most beautiful, but hectic, time of year, you and your loved ones take time to remember the true spirit of the season. For to us a child is born, to us a son is … Continue reading

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Joy to the World

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the … Continue reading

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Peace on Earth

While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available … Continue reading

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Giving Back to #foreverbeaustrong by Julie Arduini

When I moved to Ohio, I was completely broken. Sure, I put two feet in front of the other and kept things going, but the grief hanging over me from the season nearly did me in. In a short order … Continue reading

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O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. – Isaiah 9:6 Christmas is … Continue reading

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The HOPE in Seeing Jesus by Nancy J. Farrier

  My breath caught. I stopped and stared at the dead cholla cactus. Nestled close to those wicked spines was a small mammillaria, possibly the mammillaria grahamii. A mammillaria “in the wild,” something I’d never seen before. I couldn’t wait … Continue reading

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Tracking the Star of Bethlehem

Opinion by Jim Denney Last week, I wrote about J. R. R. Tolkien’s belief that the Birth of Christ is the great unexpected “plot twist” in human history, when our story turns from tragedy to triumph, from darkness to light. … Continue reading

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The Christmas Eucatastrophe

Opinion by Jim Denney J. R. R. Tolkien, the creator of The Lord of the Rings, once wrote that his goal as a writer of fantasy was to provide for his readers an experience he called “the Consolation of the … Continue reading

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Christmas 2018 by Tara Randel

           I  wanted to take this time to wish all the wonderful readers of this blog a very Merry Christmas. It’s a beautiful time of the year to wish others well, spend quality time with family and friends and maybe … Continue reading

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