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Remember the Dragon: Christmas Is an Invasion

Remember the Dragon: Christmas Is an Invasion

The news reports this fall on the execution of Syrian children by ISIS guerrillas left us all speechless. Now reports are coming out this week that ISIS terrorists have issued a fatwa (an Islamic term for a religious decree) to its members authorizing them to kill babies and children with Down’s Syndrome, congenital deformities, and

God Has Come to Us

When I was a child, a distant aunt insisted on knitting me a new hat every Christmas. I tried to be grateful, but they were truly atrocious creations. The worst one was purple and yellow with great wool loops all over it. (I was convinced that if a bird flew low enough over my head,

John the Baptist: The Forerunner

Luke 1:57-66, Luke 1:80 When it was time for Elizabeth to have her baby, she gave birth to a son… On the eighth day [her neighbors and relatives] came to circumcise the child, and they were going to name him after his father Zechariah, but his mother spoke up and said, “No! He is to be called John.” They said

When Everything is Chaotic: God Your Prince of Peace

It is wonderful to know that we don’t have to be perfect before God. But Christmas brings with it hectic schedules, tired loved ones, crowded malls, harried shoppers, and seasonal tasks that have absolutely nothing to do with Jesus’ birth. A million details, people, events, and even crises pull us in as many different directions.

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Our 10 Favorite Christmas Books This Year

Get into the spirit of the season with some of our all-time favorite Christmas gift books, including three new books from popular authors that are making their debut this year! Here are 10 of our favorite, most touching and inspirational Christmas books that will prepare your heart for Christmas! Books always make a great gift and you can celebrate Christmas

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First Day of Advent! A Heavenly Herald

Today is the first day of Advent — the season of waiting, anticipating, preparing, and rejoicing for the coming celebration of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. Meditate today on the history-shattering even of the birth of Christ. Start this Advent season with song! What are you doing today to mark the beginning of

Marriage Myth: My Spouse Will Make Me Whole

The old saying “opposites attract” is based on the phenomenon that many individuals are drawn to people who complement them — who are good at things that they are not, who complete them in some way. The book of Proverbs says, As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. — Proverbs 27:17 Our incompleteness

Practicing True Thanksgiving

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. — 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 On a snowy night we hosted house church, and I cooked a Thanksgiving dinner. Even though I had done the meal part of Thanksgiving twice that year, I hadn’t yet done the

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