CHRISTMAS

I guess I never really understood it! Certainly, I understood the origin of the celebration; you know the birth of Jesus, Bethlehem, Mary, Joseph and all. It took years to understand gift giving as a ritual representing Gods gift to us and our caring for each other. It has become …

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AM I CRAZY ENOUGH

Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.”  Luke 18:27 Well as usual I find myself at the last minute beginning a piece for the Encouragem.  I wonder sometimes if anybody reads what I write and sometime I am afraid they do.  The subject line is always …

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CHRISTMAS SPIRIT

Perhaps it is a little late to be talking about Christmas and the way one feels around and about the blessed event. However being late is one of my many eccentricities and looking back sometimes is clearer. I have often struggled with some form of understanding of the idea of …

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JESUS Giver of Gifts

It is the beginning of a new year, but lets remember the Babe in the manger throughout twenty-seventeen. The One who came to die for all of mankind, but first was born a human, vulnerable baby. As I sit here typing, the weather outside is snowing and blowing and winter …

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