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The virgin will conceive and give birth to a 
son, and they will call him Immanuel 
(which means “God with us”). - Matthew 1:23 (NIV)

My Christmas preparations had come to a grinding halt. Chemotherapy interrupted my annual sprint through holiday activities. Instead of sending family and friends my usual Christmas letter, brimming with cheerful stories about children and pets, I announced that I had been diagnosed with cancer.
That year, I decorated sparsely. A...

Today's Prayer
Thank you, God, that the truth of the Christmas message never changes. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Luke 1:26-35

Thought for the Day

God is with me during the Christmas season and always.

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