Month: December 2017

Thoughts on the New Year (and the old): Seven ways to say goodbye to 2017 and welcome 2018 Some are saying goodbye to 2017. Others are saying good riddance. In our little corner of Creation, 2017 has been a tough year. Early on, our daughter fought for her very life, battling an infection that refused to yield to treatment after treatment. She spent a month in the hospital. Dear, sweet friends lost their 20-year-old daughter in a car accident. My cousin lost his son to a senseless murder. And now, as we near the end of the year, our best friends’ son-in-law is in the hospital in the fight of his life, fighting for his life. Around...

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Christmas is a Promise Kept

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. ~Isaiah 9:6 Perhaps there is a more profound Christmas bible verse, but I cannot think of it. Seven centuries before the event, the wonderfully quotable prophet, visited by the Holy Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come, saw a remarkable scene playing out in Bethlehem, the city of King David’s birth. I need not describe that scene, nor do I know...

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