Monthly Archives: December 2011

Aren’t They Still Hungry?

  As the holiday festivities wind to an exhausted close; my mind keeps returning to a conversation I heard curbside last week. A young mother had paused to explain to her son why she had dropped a five dollar bill … Continue reading

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Commitment or Surrender?

While serving as a Sunday School Superintendent, I felt that God was leading me to begin a Young Adult Class.  God showed me a dynamic young man in our church to be the teacher.  The class went GREAT!  Within a … Continue reading

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The Gift of Beaded Fruit

One Christmas, the adults in our family decided that we would draw “family” names. Instead of gifting husbands and wives individually; the gift was to be a household gift, not specific for either spouse.  Our name had been drawn by … Continue reading

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It Was About ME

What is it about this “God baby”, born in a manger 2,000 years ago that inspires Christians to worship and incites the world to hate?  The world doesn’t understand the connection between the lowly birth in a manger and the brutal … Continue reading

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The New and Improved Light?

  A few years ago, at our church’s annual Christmas Eve candlelight communion service, the usher at the door handed me a small plastic stick.  He explained that, for safety, the light stick had replaced the traditional candle. He then explained  … Continue reading

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Are You Hurt?

  My grandson is three years old and terrified of mixing bowls! Recently, when he had a stomach virus, his Mama handed him a big glass mixing bowl to throw up in.   The next week, when she got the (now … Continue reading

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Like Comfortable Old Shoes

      Today, I’ve got on my comfortable shoes.  They aren’t pretty, they’re raggedy and worn thin.    Probably because I put them on every day and rely on them when I have serious walking to do. My Bible should feel … Continue reading

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Like A Glimpse of Christmas

  The year that I was in 4th grade, my Dad had been laid off from the glass plant where he worked. Having noticed that we’d been eating cereal for supper a couple of nights a week, I was worried that Christmas … Continue reading

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The Reason for the Reason

Throughout the holiday season, Christians remind each other, ‘remember the reason for the season’. We see it on buttons, cards, posters, stationary and tracts.  Stop for a moment and think about that holiday greeting. What IS the reason for the … Continue reading

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What To Do With Fire

Today, I was so MAD that I thought I would just blow UP!  Rarely do I get this angry, but, there it was.  Usually, I can keep a tight rein on my temper, but, mercy, today was an especially rough … Continue reading

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