Peace On Earth

During this Christmas season, one will often see signs and banners declaring the words of Luke 2:14: “Peace on Earth, goodwill towards men.”  This was the angel’s proclamation to the lowly shepherds as they were tending their flocks by night.  They announced the birth of Jesus with this declaration. However, many don’t find much peace

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Don’t Despise the Package!

Gifts come in all shapes and sizes. My family Christmas tree is full of gifts in different colored wrapping paper, bows and ribbon.  Some are big and some are small.  Each of my children hopes that the biggest one goes to them.  For some reason, we often get excited thinking that the bigger the gift

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Communion in a manger

My family and I went to church on Christmas morning.  Towards the end of the service the church partook of communion.  What was very interesting to me was that the communion plates were set up in mangers at the front of the church.  Normally during a service, ushers will pass around the communion plates to

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