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Light of Love

The fourth candle of Advent is the candle of love. I would like to share some reflections on love. My intention is that my words will not only help you celebrate the Advent season, but live the season deeply and bring it into the New Year. We’ve looked at hope, peace and joy. We have …

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All I Want for Christmas Is You

Everywhere we go right now, we hear Christmas music. It plays in shopping malls, department stores, and coffee shops as background noise. It’s piped in everywhere, used to sell products, and to spur us to go shopping and give to charities. I like Christmas music, or at least most of it. A few holiday tunes …

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Upon a Midnight Clear

Everywhere we go right now, we hear Christmas music. It plays in shopping malls, department stores, and coffee shops as background noise. It’s piped in everywhere, used to sell products, and to spur us to go shopping and give to charities. I like Christmas music, or at least most of it. A few holiday tunes …

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It’s A Wonderful Life

There always seems to be a Christmas movie on, from classics to new movies, you cannot help but stumble on some holiday show or special. One cable station has 25 days of Christmas and shows almost nothing but Christmas movies and specials. Another claims to be the Christmas TV network, need I say that this …

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Light of Joy

The Third candle of Advent is the candle of Joy. I would like to share some reflections on Joy. My intention is that my words will not only help you celebrate the Advent season, but live the season deeply and bring it into the New Year. We’ve looked at hope and peace seeing how they …

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Hark! The Herald Angel Sings!

Everywhere we go right now, we hear Christmas music. It plays in shopping malls, department stores, and coffee shops as background noise. It’s piped in everywhere, used to sell products, and to spur us to go shopping and give to charities. I find myself singing or humming along with it. I like Christmas music, or …

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My Christmas Wish List (2012)

When I was a kid, I would make intricate lists of all things I wanted for Christmas. My Christmas list was a work of art. Listing all the things I figured would make me happy. The toys, books, treasures, and objects that would make me complete. I would imagine ripping and tearing open the packages …

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Light of Peace

The second candle of Advent is the candle of peace. I would like to share some reflections on hope. My intention is that my words will not only help you celebrate the Advent season, but live the season deeply and bring it into the New Year. Peace is important. Something we all struggle with from …

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The Little Drummer Boy

Everywhere we go right now, we hear Christmas music. It plays in shopping malls, department stores, and coffee shops as background noise. It’s piped in everywhere, used to sell products, and to spur us to go shopping and give to charities. I find myself singing or humming along with it. I like Christmas music, or …

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The Light of Hope

The first candle of Advent is the candle of hope. I would like to share some reflections on hope. My intention is that my words will not only help you celebrate the Advent season, but live the season deeply bring it into the New Year. We begin with hope, because life so often feels hopeless …

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