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He Came

by Rick Ezell A young mother was standing in her kitchen with a stack of dirty dishes in the sink, two children at her feet, and a pile of dirty diapers in the corner. Tears were streaming down her face. She took off her apron and walked out. When she called that night her young […]

The time came

The Editor’s Desk by Shawn McMullen And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn (Luke 2:6, 7, English Standard Version). […]

Fun for the holidays

Home Life by Bev and Phil Haas I want Christmas to be special. Childhood Christmas memories are not pleasant for my husband and me, and it would be easy for us to ignore the holiday. But we’d like to turn this around for our children. We don’t have a treasure chest to pull ideas from […]

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Where You Live for December 25

by Dan Lentz 1. What is new in your life right now? Are you singing a happy song about it, or singing the blues? Read Luke 1:46-55; 2:1-7. 2. Despite the awkwardness of Mary’s situation, she still sang a song of praise to the Lord. What did she praise the Lord for in these verses? […]