Archives: December 2012

HOW TO HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

December 31, 2012 - Miscellaneous

It has been a little over a year since I started my new blog here on WordPress. I hoped that it would be a source of information at times, occasionally a forum for discussion, and more often than not—a...

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Love Means Never Having To … What?

December 28, 2012 - Parenting

Recently I talked to a father who felt he had made a huge mistake with one of his children—he had accused his fourteen year old daughter of stealing in a Wal-Mart. The police called him to come to the...

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WE CAN’T KNOW WHY …

December 27, 2012 - Miscellaneous

“We can’t know why the lily has so brief a time to bloom in the warmth of sunlight’s kiss upon its face, Before it folds its fragrance in and bids the world good-night to rest its beauty in a...

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THE SECRET ABOUT THE SMALL THINGS

December 26, 2012 - Romance

Sometimes it’s the small things that make the biggest difference. In marriage we need to look for them and take advantage of them. Although we like to anticipate the big events and the grandest presents, the unexpected opportunities that...

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TO ALL OF MY FRIENDS AND FOLLOWERS!

December 25, 2012 - Miscellaneous

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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WHAT’S MORE IMPORTANT — CHRISTMAS PAST, PRESENT, OR FUTURE?

December 24, 2012 - Radical Hope

On this Christmas Eve, as I miss my Gwen, my heart is filled with wonderful memories of life together.  It doesn’t have to be that way, but I choose to remember the good times–the Christmas Eves spent putting bikes...

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

December 21, 2012 - God

“And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the...

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IF YOU WANT TO KEEP CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS

December 20, 2012 - God

“Want to keep Christ in Christmas? Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guilty, welcome the unwanted, care for the ill, love your enemies, and do unto others as you would have done unto you.”  -Steve Maraboli

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DOES SANTA HAVE A PLACE IN A CHRISTIAN HOME?

December 19, 2012 - God

What is Santa bringing you for Christmas? That was a question we all loved to hear when we were kids, right? We didn’t know our parents were eagerly listening to find out what we would say to those who...

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DON’T CLEAN IT UP TOO QUICKLY

December 18, 2012 - Miscellaneous

“One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.” ― Andy Rooney

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