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The Christmas Miracle

The Christmas Miracle

What’s the big deal about Christmas anyway? Why do we celebrate a baby born 2000 years ago? The birth of Jesus changed history and the future for all who believe. It’s not news that a baby will become a king, it happens all the time. But it is news when a king becomes a newborn baby. It’s the Christmas miracle. And that’s what God did for us so he could show us how much he loves and cares for us….

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Embracing the Good News Brings Great Joy

Embracing the Good News Brings Great Joy

This is a year when we need good news for a change. The whole year has been packed with bad news, so we need some good news for sure. But the truth is, we can’t make them happen. Just like shepherds, we are in dark and we are afraid. Thankfully, God has some major good news for us too. And embracing the good news brings great joy. And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over…

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Stripped-Down Christmas

Stripped-Down Christmas

What an odd year it has been. A lot of loneliness, confusion, and frustration along the way. And now we are doomed to have a stripped-down Christmas. But hey, Christmas itself has not been canceled. The reason for the season will always be there even though the familiar traditions or gatherings are canceled or stripped down. And in some odd way, a stripped-down Christmas forces us to see what’s really essential about Christmas. We all have our favorite Christmas traditions…

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Takeaway Value of Christmas

Takeaway Value of Christmas

What’s your takeaway value of Christmas? I hope it’s not just some unwrapped presents and fun memories. There’s nothing wrong with those, of course. But the meaning of Christmas is so much more than fun times with family, delicious food or beautiful decorations. The message of Christmas is this: God loves you dearly and he even sent his only son to save you and bring you back to him. And the Word (Christ) became flesh, and lived among us; and…

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Connecting the Dots Between You and Bethlehem

Connecting the Dots Between You and Bethlehem

If you’re feeling a big scrooge-y about Christmas, I have a fresh way for you to look at the Christmas celebrations. I understand you might feel delighted and thankful for Jesus but you’re not really connecting the dots between you and Bethlehem. So I am here to help you to make Christmas a wonderful celebration once again. I had been thinking of this already for a few weeks when I stumbled upon this quote from Corky Calhoun which sums up…

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Putting Christmas into Practice!

Putting Christmas into Practice!

The second day of Christmas is a national holiday in Finland and many other European countries. This day is a good day to reflect what Christmas means in our everyday life. It was great to celebrate baby Jesus and welcome him to the world. But what does it mean to us that Jesus was born 2000 years ago? It is time to put Christmas into practice! It is time to put our faith into action! The fact that God chose…

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Finding The True Colors of Christmas

Finding The True Colors of Christmas

I love the season of Advent. But I do not love the commercializing of the season of Christmas. I do not love the lies we are tried to make to believe. Actually, now that I come to think of it, I hate the lies that try to take away the real meaning of Christmas, the lies that try to take away the true colors of Christmas. For example, there was recently a department store add stating boldly: Luxury belongs to…

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Putting Christmas Into Practice

Putting Christmas Into Practice

The second day of Christmas is a national holiday in Finland and many other European countries. This day is a good day to reflect what Christmas means in our everyday life. It was great to celebrate baby Jesus and welcome him to the world. But what does it mean to us that Jesus was born 2000 years ago? It is time to put Christmas into practice! It is time to put our faith into action! The fact that God chose…

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