Christmas

Love Came Down at Christmas

Does any of this sound familiar? We don’t always look forward to the times when our houses are filled with family, for a meal or a week. Why do we let those little things cast a shadow on what Christmas really means?

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Baby Jesus

Joy to the World…Again

The theme for the third week of Advent is Joy. Joy may not come easy this year. But no matter our circumstances, we can rejoice in the birth of a tiny baby, born to deliver us.

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What is Advent?

I grew up in church. In fact, I have gone to church most of my life. Most churches where I was a member have always had a tradition of lighting Advent candles during the four Sunday services leading up to Christmas. And probably somewhere along the way, the purpose of the Advent tradition was explained.  I know Advent means to wait and prepare for Christ’s coming. But that’s about it

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