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James Montgomery’s popular Christmas hymn “Angels from the Realms of Glory” (Lutheran Service Book 367) calls not only such angels but also abiding shepherds, contemplating sages, bending … more
THE MARK OF a genuine writer is being able to find “the story” no matter where you are or the circumstances surrounding it, or so I have been told. It is an easy task when you are surrounded by … more
If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to get healthier, you may already be taking the necessary steps, such as improving your diet and increasing your exercise. Of course, physical fitness is … more
Every year there seems to be a special theme or something prominent to catch the eye during the Christmas and winter season. One year it was polar bears and this year it seems it was a snowman. For a … more
I’ve never been one to make New Year’s resolutions. In fact, I usually scoff at the very concept of suddenly making a decision to change some aspect of one’s life, especially after a night … more
Statistics say that only about 8% of people keep their New Year’s resolutions. Why so few? Perhaps it’s the kinds of resolutions we make. The “top ten list” includes things like getting … more
With the arrival of the New Year, many of us will pause and ponder the age-old question: “Who knows where the time goes?” And, as is always the case, none of us really do know. However, wherever … more
There are lots of things that might make us less-than-joyful at Christmas and other times throughout the year, such as disappointed expectations regarding holiday celebrations, gifts, friends, family … more
The author of this story is unknown and has been told by many people throughout the years. The gentleman to whom I’m going to introduce was not a scrooge, but a kind, decent man and generous to his … more
We’ve reached the end of another year – which means it’s just about time for some New Year’s resolutions. Would you like to study a new language, take up a musical instrument or visit the gym … more
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