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The Christmas Story

Christmas story

Long ago, about 2000 years, when King Herod ruled Judea (now part of Israel), God sent the angel Gabriel to a young women who lived in the northern town of Nazareth. The girl’s name was Mary and she was engaged ...

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Winter incident provokes warm memories

Snow

It’s winter, but you’d never know it by looking out my window right now. I read about winter storms, mountains getting snow, motorists stranded, power outages, and yet all of those reports are from places where winter really means something. ...

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The fine art of appreciation | Mark Larson

I have come to realize that there is much to be appreciated about the word “appreciation.” In today’s culture it’s often used casually and without thought, making it lose meaning. If we consider the word in full context, we are ...

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Don’t sweat the small stuff

stress

“Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” — Jesus What if you could slow down the effects of stress and time on your body by taking a daily pill? There are no negative ...

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Bread winner: Provoking harmony with kind acts

Gift of bread

When my wife and I first moved into the house we live in now, our next-door neighbors had their own business and worked out of their home. They seemed nice enough, although they had a rough edge or two. They ...

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