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Keeping Focused

After a full day of Christmas shopping with friends at Richmond’s Bizarre Bizaar, I definitely can attest to the real struggle of remaining focused on the purity of Christmas. At this time of year, Christians worldwide remember the reason for our hope: Jesus came into the world in human flesh, lived a sinless life, was […]

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Christmas Tradition

Hey there! I want to wish you a Merry Christmas! Am I the first? Preparations for the holiday are in full-swing at our house! I am busily crafting and adding to the coastal flair that accentuates our celebration. You might be wondering what the beach has to do with God sending His Son to redeem […]

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Hold On, Child! This Story Isn’t Over…

Perhaps you’re one of the many whose heart aches for the joyous celebrations that should be taking place at Christmastime. In the midst of merriment, you visit the sorrow of broken relationships. My heart goes out to you, Friend, and that is why I must write and encourage you to hold on. Hold on to God’s […]

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fearlessly face 2015

Yesterday was Cyber Monday, and I hope you secured some awesome deals! Are you making a dent in your Christmas shopping list? Maybe you’re like me and waiting to get started! Well, there seems to be much readiness for the celebration of Christmas! I loved my husband’s post on Facebook last night, so I must […]

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the gifts

Everyone who celebrated Christmas with us this year received a small gift: a handmade token of remembrance of this special occasion. Throughout November and December, I lovingly crafted these nautical inspired ornaments to share with friends and family. Making them brought me great joy. Not a work session went by that I didn’t think of […]

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newsworthy

It is such a commonplace discussion in our day and time, but I am still in disbelief that the following topic is newsworthy for an interview segment on national news television. “Mayor, what inspired you to change the name of your town’s tree from a Holiday Tree to a Christmas Tree?” Really? Is our society […]

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Emmanuel

There is simply no better name.  Our God is Emmanuel, God With Us.  How about that for the needed confidence that we are going in the right direction in life?  God is with us and is directing our steps.  He loves us more than we can fathom; He cares for all of our needs.  He […]

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