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He Entered the Mess

He Entered the Mess

He took with him Mary, his fiancée, who was obviously pregnant by this time. And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born; and she gave birth to her first child, a Son. She wrapped Him in a blanket and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room

Who Was in the Manger on That First Christmas Morning?

The Chicago Tribune newsroom was eerily quiet on the day before Christmas. As I sat at my desk with little to do, my mind kept wandering back to a family I had encountered a month earlier while I was working on a series of articles about Chicago’s neediest people. The Delgados — sixty-year-old Perfecta and

Ho, Ho, Ho! Rhyming Books are the Way to Go!

Recently, dear friends of ours visited with the newest addition to their family, a beautiful baby boy. After all the oohing and aahing we asked them, ”How is he sleeping? “ We reminisced about when our children were babies and our bedtime rituals. Then out of the blue my husband began to recite a book

The Star – God Provides a Travel Guide for Seekers

The Star — God Provides a Travel Guide for Seekers Believe it or not, the Bible tells us that God commissioned a particular star to serve as a kind of travel guide for a group of men from the East who had developed an interest in looking for the Christmas child. Not only did that star lead these Easterners

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Christmas Manger Craft for Kids

Recently, I was chatting with my five-year-old about the upcoming holiday and had one of those “crawl under the table and hide because I’m so embarrassed” moments. You know those moments where you wonder, “Where did I go wrong as a mom?”. When I casually asked my son what Christmas was all about, he answered

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The Real Meaning of Christmas

We hear it all the time, “don’t forget the meaning of Christmas.” Yet how many people know the real meaning of Christmas? According to a survey released this week by the American Bible Society, 94% of Americans celebrate Christmas but only 15% of Americans read the Bible’s account of the birth of Christ as part of their

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