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The night before Christmas

It's perhaps my favorite evening of the year. It's so full of expectation. For some of us, the eve of the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem is like a somersault of joy turning over in our hearts, it's hard to sit still. For others, the joy is more like a cozy Sunday afternoon nap, calm and softness and fresh hope. Some of what we feel is wonderful sentimentality, warm and snug....

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What was the Son doing before Bethlehem?

When the One and Only Son showed up at Bethlehem, that was most likely not the first time He’d been here. Hagar, and Abraham, Gideon, Manoah and his wife and many others had run into Him. We’re not talking about a vision here. Or a dream. ...

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Advent Joy

Well, we have done it again, we have worked our way through another year and find ourselves once again in the holiday season, that time in the year that is full of celebration and happiness, right? (Isn't it the "hap, happiest time of the year?") Well, not always and not for everyone. ...

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