Make it a December to remember

This year make the Christmas season truly memorable. Turn this holiday season into the year you look back on 20 years from now and say, “2016 is the year it all started!” Here are some simple steps ...

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The Christmas story’s surprise ending

Perhaps you know him by his pseudonym, O. Henry. Porter (1862-1910) crafted one of America’s best-loved short stories, The Gift of the Magi. The plotline of the story has captivated readers around the globe: a young couple, deeply in love but financially poor, sacrifices greatly to purchase gifts for each other. The husband ...

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Make Jesus the main event this Christmas

Christmas is probably my favorite time of year. The excitement, the anticipation, the build-up to the big day had me bouncing off the walls when I was a kid. I loved listening to Christmas music and watching Christmas movies ...

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Getting ready for Christmas

As the calendar page has turned, our minds are inclined to dwell on details and deadlines, gift lists, parties, personal plans, and people we anticipate encountering. And as December 25 draws closer, thoughts and emotions are stirred, and often ...

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The Christmas story’s surprise ending

Perhaps you know him by his pseudonym, O. Henry. Porter (1862-1910) crafted one of America’s best-loved short stories, The Gift of the Magi. The plotline of the story has captivated readers around the globe: a young couple,…




Being thankful in dark days

That is easy to do most of the time. We are thankful for the roof over our heads (unless we do not have one). We are thankful for our jobs (unless…