Tag Archives: Christmas

Christmas Forever

Tweet I don’t know about you, but I’m not ready to take down our Christmas tree just yet.  And I keep seeing neat things people I care about would enjoy, and since the wrappings are still out upstairs, I figure why not one … Continue reading

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Glorious Mess

Tweet From the time she was very young, my daughter Lisa had a Christmas morning routine.  After the gifts were opened, she would choose a spot to display what she got.  Sometimes it would be on the hearth.  Sometimes under … Continue reading

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A Time to Give

Tweet Spending time in other countries and getting to know people from different cultures has definitely influenced my thoughts about personal needs, recognizing blessings, and what it means to give from the heart. Now, with two great giving seasons fast approaching–Thanksgiving and Christmas–my mind has turned to my own giving.  May … Continue reading

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A thrill of Hope

Tweet   “A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices…”**                **From the beautiful song: “O Holy Night” May you have a blessed Christmas of hope and peace

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Blessed Christmas~

Tweet A newborn baby.  No cutesy clothes, no fancy cradle, no sweet-smelling lotions.  Just a tiny baby, bedded down in the barn, nestled in the straw of the animals’ feeding manger. This year my family has two new babies.  They are comfortable in … Continue reading

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Santa’s Real Identity

Tweet A Chirstmas smile from guest blogger Larissa Rudeen. Santa’s Real Identity At the age of 3, I was excited to see Santa Clause for the first time.  When my parents brought my twin sister and me into the living … Continue reading

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The Commercialism of Christmas

Tweet  I am pleased to welcome guest blogger Theresa Roemer, CEO of Theresa Roemer, LLC, and a business owner who specializes in business philanthropy. The Commercialism of Christmas By Theresa Roemer Christmas and commercialism.  Commercialism and Christmas. The two are … Continue reading

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Warming Center Christmas

Tweet On a bone-chilling Sunday morning, our  Valley Covenant congregation squeezed into the small room we call the Gathering Place.  Despite the icy roads and frigid temperatures, friends and fellow worshipers pushed together shoulder to shoulder with visitors, and with strangers … Continue reading

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Peace and Joy at Christmas

Tweet I live in Oregon, south of Portland.  South of the Clackamas Town Center Mall.  South of yet another of those senseless shooting sprees that have become ever more common in our gun-crazed society. I know the area well.  I’ve … Continue reading

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Blessed Christmas~

Tweet Good News of Great Joy!  For all people. Today in the town of Bethlehem a  Savior has been born to you. His name is called Emmanuel God with us. He is Christ the Lord. Blessed Christmas!

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