Tag Archives: Gifts

Messy Presents

We want our presents in pretty paper All wrapped up in a shiny neat bow We want our faith to be the same So our doubts and struggles never show Yet the greatest gifts aren’t neat and tidy Like the … Continue reading

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When Re-gifting Is Okay

Did you ever receive a gift that just wasn’t your style? You know, those garden gnomes for your apartment? Or that bright orange sweater that just doesn’t go with your coloring? Admit it, you’ve received at least one gift in … Continue reading

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This Is My Gift to My King

Today is Epiphany. This morning on our way to church I said to my son, “Yesterday was the 12th day of Christmas and today is Epiphany.” He replied, “Did you just realize that?” Clearly his gift is a quick wit … Continue reading

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Opening Gifts

Today is Christmas Day! Hallelujah! It is a wonderful day of celebration and great joy! I’ve been thinking today about gifts, wrapped and opened. (Well, technically I was thinking about it yesterday when I wrote this and scheduled it to … Continue reading

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Giving a Gift that Is Needed

Last week I wrote about my good advice to spend time each morning reading my Bible instead of getting online on my computer first thing and checking email, Facebook, and blog comments. I have been sticking to that plan, following … Continue reading

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A God of Surprises

Christmas Day is more than half over. The presents are all opened and some have been tried out already. We’ve eaten our Christmas “dinner” of glazed spiral ham, garlic mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, and rosemary cauliflower and carrots. There’s still … Continue reading

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The Greatest Gift

As Christmas approaches and I think about shopping for family and friends, what gifts shall I buy for all of them? What do they want? Then I think, more importantly, what do they need? What they need is the greatest … Continue reading

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