December 30, 2015

A new year is on the way, and the possibilities are endless. (New Year’s greeting card) We’re about to turn an important corner. The last page on the calendar will be turned tomorrow, and we will put up a calendar with nothing but blank days with...

December 29, 2015

Leadership is . . . leading others to the next level. (Tom Roy, author and sports evangelism founder) When we think of leaders, we often are picturing the end of their pursuit, the goal they wish to achieve. That’s critical, of course, but an...

December 28, 2015

The love of family and the admiration of friends are much more important than wealth and privilege. (Charles Kuralt, late American journalist) During the recent holiday season, many of us enjoyed the extended time with family and friends. And, as...

December 27, 2015

I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. (Charles Dickens in A Christmas Carol) It’s just been two days since that special holiday, and already we’ve likely begun to forget its meaning and joy. But today, Sunday, is...

December 26, 2015

Did you ever notice how all the presents are far more interesting before you unwrap them? (Cartoon caption) It’s the day after Christmas, and the cartoon quote is pretty accurate, isn’t it? The anticipation is often more fun than the actual...

December 25, 2015

There has been only one Christmas — the rest are anniversaries. (W. J. Cameron, journalist and publicist) It’s like birthdays. We talk about one day being our birthday, but, of course, it’s only the anniversary of the day we were born. As we...

December 24, 2015

He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree. (Roy L. Smith) Tomorrow is Christmas, and we might well be thinking about the gifts that we will give and receive. Certainly, the children are in high anticipation of what...

December 23, 2015

Faith is salted and peppered through everything at Christmas. (Amy Grant, singer-songwriter) As we approach Friday’s holiday, consider Amy’s further comments: “I love at least one night by the Christmas tree to sing and feel the quiet holiness of...

The “Son” Shines Through

By: Lynda Shadel   During my walks, I have noticed on sunny days that the sunlight is blocked by some of the trees. Yet, the light does get through, highlighting the leaves and branches, bringing them to life. The contrast between the sun...

Oh No! Losing Merry Christmas

By: Dave Illingworth Getting it wrong: VA hospitals forbid Christmas cards for bedridden patients. Getting it right: “I was sick, and you cared for me.” Matthew 25:36   Fourth grader Gracie Brown of Prosper, TX spent her time making homemade...

December 22, 2015

Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won’t make it ‘white.’ (Bing Crosby, American singer and film actor) People who live in the North often think of Bing Crosby’s hit song and dream of a white...

December 21, 2015

Christmas is a tonic for our souls. It moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves. It directs our thoughts to giving. (B. C. Forbes, founder of Forbes magazine) This is the season of the year when we do think of others more than any...

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