Posts with the tag “christmas”

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Thursday, December 16, 2021
December 16th, 2021
           There is a poem or writing that I always enjoy this time of year.  Each Advent season, I return to the words of Dr. James Allan Francis who wrote “One Solitary Life.”  This poem is Dr. Fran...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, December 15, 2021
December 15th, 2021
          We all know from the Christmas story that Joseph was chosen by God to be the earthly father of Jesus.  Imagine being that man!  Joseph was bewildered, overwhelmed even, by what God was askin...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Monday, December 13, 2021
December 13th, 2021
         We often find God at work in unlikely places.  And the Christmas story makes this truth abundantly clear to us.  God was at work in an ordinary young woman like Mary and a simple carpenter li...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, December 9, 2021
December 9th, 2021
         Christmas is a time for making memories.  Christmas is also a time for remembering special moments and occasions.  Traditions are often made when someone decides that something was so joyful ...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, December 8, 2021
December 8th, 2021
         The Bible opens with four powerful words—in the beginning God.  Those four words, or six syllables, are the finest theology that you will find anywhere.  Because God was in the beginning (and...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Tuesday, December 7, 2021
December 7th, 2021
        A “No Vacancy” sign can send shivers up the spine of anyone who is in desperate need for a place to spend the night.  I can recall making a long, late-night and early-morning trip of the east ...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Monday, December 6, 2021
December 6th, 2021
          At our live nativity scene on Saturday night, a number of people noticed the bright and compelling star in the sky that seemed to be directly centered over the scene itself.  Whether it was ...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, December 2, 2021
December 2nd, 2021
            John’s Gospel presents a distinctly different look at Jesus than the other three gospel accounts. While Matthew and Luke begin with words about genealogy, Joseph, Mary and Jesus’ birth and...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, December 1, 2021
December 1st, 2021
Preparation is an important word in the Advent season.  It is part of our Christmas lexicon.  It seems almost like a command.  We are to prepare our minds, hearts and lives for the coming of Jesus.  T...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss

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