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Monthly Archives: November 2018

The Meaning of Christmas

Every year on or around the Thanksgiving holiday, families across the USA begin decorating their homes with Christmas decorations, both inside and out. My family is no different. The Thanksgiving turkey was not yet fully digested this year and Tina and my oldest son, Brett, were busily putting up the Christmas tree and other yuletide decorations. For many, this is a cherished family tradition. For others, it is a cutthroat competition where neighbors crazily battle…

Practicing Gratitude

In a blog entitled “Thankful for the Fleas” at Christianity.com, pastor, author, and seminary professor James Emery White gives us good food for thought this Thanksgiving month with an illustration from the life of the heroic Christian, Corrie ten Boom: “The barracks where Corrie ten Boom and her sister, Betsy, were kept in the Nazi concentration camp, Ravensbruck, were terribly overcrowded and flea-infested. They had been able to miraculously smuggle a Bible into the camp,…