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Christmas

These posts are about searching for Jesus during Advent. From decorations to Christmas songs, we can see God if we look for Him.

God With Us

Have you ever had one of those days where nothing particularly good happened? Have you had one of those days where nothing catastrophic happened, but as you sat down from a long day of being productive, you couldn’t think of much to be thankful for? Yesterday was one of those days for me. I went … Continue reading »

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Participating in the Story

Yesterday, our church choir performed a Christmas Cantata. It was complete with readings that told the story of Jesus’ birth. A narrator would read about an event like Mary’s visit from the angel Gabriel, and then the choir would sing a song about it. I didn’t really love the music selection this year for the … Continue reading »

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George Bailey Wisdom

It’s Christmas time and tis the season for Christmas movies and specials. Thanks to cable, you can see everything from Rudolph in claymation, to Frosty the Snowman in animation, to Christmas Vacation, all in one evening. Last weekend, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” was on and due to some type of Christmas miracle, my sixteen-year-old, was not only … Continue reading »

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Can You See Jesus?

Yesterday, I subbed in a gifted classroom. My first two classes of the day were fourth graders. Their task for the first fifteen minutes of class was to make a drawing of their own using these squiggly lines. They could draw anything they liked, but they were supposed to include lots of details and give … Continue reading »

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Upsetting the Status Quo

The season of Advent is a time when we are supposed to prepare our hearts for the birth of Jesus. The prophet Isaiah often gets quoted during this season. “A voice of one calling: ‘In the desert prepare the way for the Lord; make straight in the wilderness a highway for our God.” Isaiah 40:3 … Continue reading »

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Bring What You Have

Our local Christmas parade was last weekend. I live in a small town and my little town really turns out for the Christmas Parade. This year, my son was marching in it with his high school band. They were supposed to wear their uniforms and a Santa hat, which I went to Walmart and purchased … Continue reading »

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The Beauty of Waiting

Yesterday, marked the beginning of the church calendar. The “church” doesn’t run on the January to December calendar or the fiscal year calendar, that ends in June. The “church,” ends its year with Christ the King Sunday, which focuses on Jesus’ second coming, and begins it’s year with Advent, which focuses on getting ready to … Continue reading »

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A Tempest in a Coffee Cup

Social media has been abuzz over the past couple of days over Starbucks new holiday cup design. Instead of adorning their overpriced coffee cups with reindeer or snowflakes like they did in the past, the have apparently decided to go with a simple red cup with a green logo. Gasp! It’s scandalous, I know. An … Continue reading »

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We Don’t Need a Season to Adore Him

When I was driving to work yesterday morning, I’ll have to admit I felt kind of down. It had rained here in Georgia for close to two weeks. I had seen dozens of pictures on Facebook of our neighbors in South Carolina, literally washing away. These weren’t Weather Channel hype photos either; they were shared … Continue reading »

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The Day After

Well, Christmas has come and gone. The gifts have been unwrapped. All of the paper has been thrown away and bows and boxes have been stacked for next year’s use. Recipes for leftovers have been pulled out. The kiddies are exhausted from all of the excitement and the adults? Well, we are exhausted too, aren’t … Continue reading »

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