Category: Christmas

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Friday 15th December 2017

What We’re All After This Christmas, So Let’s Make It Happen.

What We're All After This Christmas, So Let's Make It Happen.

A mama snuggled next to her daughter, before bedtime prayers, and she asked the questions — “Do you remember that year, when you had your birthday party? The one at the roller-skating rink?” Yeah. The girl remembered. How could she forget? There were disco balls shimmering overhead, and there ...

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Tuesday 5th December 2017

Prepare Him Room

Prepare Him Room

Recently, we went to an outdoor, live nativity. I felt that familiar Christmas lump rising up in my throat, as the actors played the parts of the familiar characters. A REAL BABY played the part of Jesus, in swaddling cloths. So precious. As I sat there on the risers, in my parka, I kept ...

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Wednesday 21st December 2016

make it all about Jesus … (a short Christmas poem)

Make It All About Jesus.

I strung all the lights on my pre-lit fake tree Shopped Amazon Prime ‘cause the shipping is free I checked in with Pinterest for tablescape trends Then hustled to mail cards to family and friends when lo, in my heart there arose a faint sound  T’was a voice so distinct, with a truth so ...

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Tuesday 6th December 2016

Six Steps to a Guilt-Free Christmas

guilt-free Christmas, preapproved Christmas

In our early years as a family, I transformed our house into a winter wonderland every Christmas. I set up tiny ceramic villages on fake snow. I baked (and burnt) dozens of cookies, mailed an avalanche of Christmas cards, purchased far too many gifts, and decked the halls to the point of ...

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Friday 25th December 2015

Merry Christmas from the Lee Family!

Merry Christmas from the Lee Family!

Dear friends, Words cannot express how much we love you all. It’s pure joy to wish you the merriest of Christmases this year. May the hope and peace of Jesus Christ be with you this day, and in the year ahead. I am taking a short blogging break to enjoy the holiday with my family, but ...

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Tuesday 15th December 2015

A Very Mary Christmas — #TellHisStory

Come Let Us Adore Him

Feet dangling in patent-leather, I sat on the polished pew while the Christmas pageant director assigned parts. I held my breath, waiting as she called names. I dreaded this moment, for I knew I’d be instructed to serve as a sheep or cow. Each year, the director would assure us that those ...

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Friday 11th December 2015

for all the forgetful, messy people out there

for all the forgetful, messy people out there

It was a busy afternoon. I was distracted and overwhelmed, as many of us are during the holidays. But I urgently needed to buy some laundry detergent — unless our family was willing to show up at church the next day in pajamas. So I rushed to the grocery store with that single item on my list. ...

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Monday 7th December 2015

What Jesus Wants from You at Christmas – #TellHisStory

What Jesus Wants from You at Christmas - #TellHisStory

Dear God, It’s me again. And I’m wondering, “What do I give this Christmas to that special someone in my life who has everything?” I mean You, of course. You’re that special Someone. What’s on Your Christmas List this year?   Do you want for anything? You, the God of everything? If You don’t ...

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