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We Need Jesus – Are We Honest About That?

“He has filled the hungry with good things; And sent away the rich empty- handed.” Luke 1: 53 Pride is an American institution.  We have self-made men.  We have stars.  We have prima donnas.  We have divas.  We are the … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Service

Calvary’s Candlelight Christmas Eve Service Christmas Eve – 7 PM Candlelight, precious hymns, God’s promises. We think deeply together about the coming of Jesus. We are blessed as we do. For those who might be uncomfortable with live flames, electric … Continue reading

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God’s Peculiar Preparation

When we think of Christmas preparations we usually think of trees and lights and tinsel and stuff. However, someone else prepared for the coming of Jesus. No, I am not talking about Mary or Joseph. I am talking about God. … Continue reading

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Reminders from Christmas – God Loves Us!

How do we know people love us?  Sometimes we know because they tell us.  However, most often we know that people love us because of what they do.  These actions are pictures of love. One of the great surprises we … Continue reading

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Shadows at Christmas?

I was thinking last week about the dark things that we sometimes miss seeing when we talk about the first Christmas.  We overlook that Joseph was about to abandon Mary.  We tend to not talk about the babies that were … Continue reading

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Preparing for Christmas – A Struggle of Faith

But Mary treasured all these things, pondering them in her heart. Luke 2:19 Sometimes we forget how much of struggle Christmas was for the first people who experienced it. I think of the struggle of Mary and Joseph as they … Continue reading

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Traditions

People like creating traditions. We have them in our families. We have them in our communities. The military is full of them. The church has theirs too. There is nothing inherently bad about traditions. The real question is: Do they … Continue reading

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Know His Love

There is just something about Christmas. I don’t know if it is the lights or the time with family or if it is the feel-good movies, but it seems that so many people are talking about love this time of … Continue reading

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Giving Up the Terrible Toos

I have a suspicion. I don’t think we ever grow out of the terrible twos. Wait, no, I think we do grow out of those terrible twos. But, we exchange them for a different set of terrible toos. Do you … Continue reading

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God’s Peculiar Preparation

When we think of Christmas preparations we usually think of trees and lights and tinsel and stuff. However, someone else prepared for the coming of Jesus. No, I am not talking about Mary or Joseph. I am talking about God. How has He prepared? Continue reading

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