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And so this is Christmas…almost

Ah, Christmas.

It’s my very favorite holiday, however frenzied and frazzled it may cause me to be.  Like you, I’m choosing gifts, sending cards, and all the rest.

And, like many of you, I’ve got a lot of other things to do, like work.  :)  

In all the hustle and bustle, it’s too easy, at least for me, to forget the simple but profound point of it all–the birth of Jesus, the Greatest Gift ever given, the living embodiment of God’s unfailing Love.  The Way (into a new beginning, and don’t we all need those?), the Truth (God loves us, warts

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Black Friday? Not for me. :)

I’ve rechristened today, the 29th of November, 2013, from “black Friday” to “blessed Friday”.  :)  The gratitude we celebrated yesterday lingers, a deep and sweet knowledge that no matter what circumstances we may find ourselves in, there is always reason to offer thanks, whether aloud or in the silence of our hearts.  (This, you see, is where God lives, not in distraction and hurry, not in some far-off heaven, but right here, in that peaceful inner place we call the heart.)

Now, don’t get nervous.  I’m not fixing to preach a sermon, here.  I’m just speaking from my own heart, telling 

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