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Making Jesus the Greatest Gift of All

In the midst of the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, many parents try to carve out time to make the nativity the focal point of their celebration. This is an especially difficult task in a culture that wants to remove Jesus from the holiday season altogether.   Deuteronomy 6:7-9 says the best way to […]

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  Traditions! What do you think of when you hear that word?                                                  The dictionary says it is a “belief or custom handed down from ancestors for posterity.” If you ask someone if their family has any traditions, usually things they do every Christmas will be shared.   We know we have established traditions in our […]

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Grateful Hearts

In today’s culture, thankfulness has gone out the window with other courtesies. “It’s all about me” is truly the mantra of most you meet. “It’s all about God” is supposed to be the mantra of Christians. When was the last time you actually stopped in the middle of the day and thanked God for something? […]

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Teaching Your Children to Wait Patiently

  “Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him.” (Psalm 37:7) “I wait for the Lord, my soul does wait, and in His word do I hope.” (Psalm 130:5) As I was reading this verse about waiting on the Lord, I began thinking about how hard it is to wait on God. When we want […]

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Reflections on Suffering

REFLECTIONS ON SUFFERING by Carla Link Joey and I were in a horrific car accident several years ago. A man fell asleep at the wheel of his car and pushed us over a guard rail when he hit us. Our van overturned three times, and although I was wearing a seat-belt, I was thrown from the […]

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