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In Others’ Words: Honouring Christmas

In Others’ Words: Honouring Christmas

  “I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” – from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens *1812-1870), English writer   December starts tomorrow — and with it, so does my month-long break from social media. Last year was the first time I took an entire month off from blogging and tweeting and Facebook-ing. And I’ll tell you this: I savo... Read More »

In Others’ Words: What Christmas is Not

In Others’ Words: What Christmas is Not

We so often think of what Christmas is … and rarely think of what Christmas is not.  And yet Calvin Coolidge, best known as a a former U.S. president, so succinctly states what Christmas is not: It is not a time or a season … despite Christmas coming ’round the same month each year. I have to agree with former President Coolidge that Christmas is a state of mind. Not of mankind&#... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Choose

By Max Lucado, best-selling author & preacher “I Choose Love… No occasion justifies hatred; no injustice warrants bitterness. I choose love. Today I will love God and what God loves. I Choose Joy… I will invite my God to be the God of circumstance. I will refuse the temptation to be cynical. I will refuse to see people as anything less than human beings, created by God. I wil... Read More »