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December 13, 2017

Like Thomas

My road to becoming a Christian was not easy. It was certainly not an experience such as Saul had on the road to Damascus (see Acts 9:3-8). I had no glorious...

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December 12, 2017

Viewpoints

As my family of seven gathered in the restaurant parking lot, our conversations came to an abrupt stop. We heard screeching brakes and skidding tires as we watched an accident happen...

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December 11, 2017

A Widow and a Willy Wagtail

During my lunch break, I often go for a walk by the Swan River. One time, in late spring, something caught my eye. Up in a nearby tree a willy wagtail...

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December 10, 2017

Second Sunday of Advent

Each December I look forward to participating in the Christmas music program at church. The words and melodies lift my spirits and are a gift to our congregation. The church is...

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December 9, 2017

Hope in Chaos

Recently, while my husband was hospitalized, I looked out the window of the hospital room and saw litter on the sidewalk and part of the roadway. I thought, Everything looks chaotic...

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December 8, 2017

Soon

I know how hard it is for me to wait patiently for something. I remember as a child how I longingly looked out the window one day, watching for my cousins...

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December 7, 2017

True Grace

As Christmas approaches I find myself grappling with grace again. For years I have sought to understand the true concept of grace. I love the sound of it — I long...

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December 6, 2017

Practice, Practice, 
Practice

One of my loved ones is not a Christian. He often says that his aversion to Christianity comes from his personal observation of hypocrisy in the lives of too many Christians....

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December 5, 2017

Christmas Became Real

Celebrating Christmas as Jesus’ birthday has always helped me to remember God’s love for us. However, the birth of our first son, Peter, gave Christmas new meaning for me. My wife,...

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God comes to us . . .

"God comes to the woman who feels in exile in her own marriage. To the man who grieves the loss of life dreams. To the child who lives on the street. To the parents who struggle to feed and clothe their children. To the one whose loneliness or depression intensifies every Christmas." Click to watch video.