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Celebrating the Sanctity of Life

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Another New Year Knocks Where to Take Your Anxiety About Tomorrow by Marshall Segal

Why does Christmas joy turn so quickly into new-year anxiety? Often, it’s because what felt like joy at Christmas was not anchored very deeply in Christ after all. He was invited and welcome, on our terms, as we were trying … Continue reading

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The Story of “O Come O Come Emmanuel.” By Dr. Jeff Sanders

I have loved singing this song at Christmas time.  The tune is slow and majestic and “haunting” and thrilling.  The theology of the words is impeccable.  The song is ancient. . . . and the author is unknown.  We have … Continue reading

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The Story Behind the Carol: “Hark the Herald Angels Sing!” by Tyler Scarlett |

Here’s a few, little-known facts about Christmas Did you know that Christmas wasn’t declared a federal holiday in the United States until June 26, 1870?   In fact, Congress actually met in session on December 25, 1789, the first Christmas under … Continue reading

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Jesus Isn’t Threatened by Your Christmas Gifts By Tim Challies

  Christmas is fast approaching and, not surprisingly, my kids are looking forward to seeing what’s under the tree. The girls, at least, are still young enough that they are waiting with bated breath to learn what treasures they’ll be … Continue reading

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The Longings Of One Physically Disabled Woman

Originally posted on The Outspoken TULIP:
Being a physically disabled Christian often requires responding graciously to assumptions that my able-bodied brothers and sisters in Christ make. One friend envied all the extra time I have to study God’s Word (never…

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50 Things I’m Thankful For in 2017

The trash truck That I can get my email on my phone Warm showers Printer paper Masters Seminary That my computer has lasted a long time Forgiveness and Grace Costco Eric Metaxas Grapefruit Paper towels That a day is only … Continue reading

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