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COME, LET US ADORE HIM

Streets dusted with powdered sugar snow are empty now after the hustle and bustle within this tiny town.  Everyone empties the church after singing praises to the newborn King.  The lights dim as the final wishes of “Merry Christmas,” are … Continue reading

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LOVE CAME DOWN AT CHRISTMAS

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© You came to a world filled with darkness and sin, You loved us devoutly without and within, Your love conquered all through a child meek and small, Dear, God, Your Son came and … Continue reading

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IS THERE ROOM FOR ME?

A frail man, not more than thirty, huddles in the corner of a dank freight car to keep himself warm.  He nibbles on the remnants of a discarded sandwich from the trash at the local burger shop.  To him, it’s a Christmas … Continue reading

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GOOD MORNING, BABY JESUS

I think of Your tiny body asleep on a mound of hay – Your tiny, dimpled hands reaching up to your mother’s breast – Your soft, fuzzy head nestling closer to her. How did you sleep on that first night … Continue reading

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SING CHOIRS OF ANGELS

Can you imagine an entire army of angels, singing songs of praise to announce the birth of the Savior? Maybe if you did actually see such a miraculous sight, your friends and family might have you admitted for psychiatric evaluation. … Continue reading

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THE STAGE IS SET

The stage was set. All the promises of old were being fulfilled by God. The Messiah was here! His mother cradled the tiny infant in her loving arms as stepdad, Joseph looked over her shoulder. Shepherds wondered at the sight … Continue reading

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GOD’S LOVE IS NOT SHROUDED

The feeding trough shown in the image may or may not be accurate. The strips of cloth that swaddled the Baby Jesus were probably not left in that manger either. Most of what we imagine about that first Christmas has … Continue reading

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A LAMB WITHOUT DEFECT

For centuries before the Messiah’s birth, the perfect sacrifice presented before the God of Abraham was an innocent little lamb. This would be the payment brought before God to ransom mankind from the hold of sin, but it was a … Continue reading

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A CHILD IS BORN

A new life emerges. Air fills His little lungs. He lets out a big scream. His mother swaddles Him in strips of cloth already prepared for this journey. She snuggles Him tightly and kisses his curly head. This child entered … Continue reading

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SHE TREASURED AND PONDERED THESE THINGS

They arrived in Bethlehem late that evening. Stars filled the sky like diamonds exploding across the expanse. Before entering the city, Mary noticed a flock of sheep in the fields. Many were sleeping, but the shepherds took turns watching them … Continue reading

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WHY DO I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES?

The Advent and Christmas seasons are filled with miracles – unexpected, undeserved and often unbelievable.  What are we to do with these amazing events? I happen to believe that miracles happen every day and if we look for them, we’re … Continue reading

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MIXED EMOTIONS

This time of the year is packed with a complete bag of mixed feelings.  We can be up one minute and down the next. In all the rush and anticipation, we find ourselves with not enough time, money or ability … Continue reading

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BUT MARY PONDERED

“But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.” When I was a young child, I thought the word “ponder” meant to pound. In a child’s mind it made perfect sense for Mary to treasure the things … Continue reading

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A LITTLE CHILD SHALL LEAD

Isaiah 11:6 The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them. May the peace of this Christmas season … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS PROMISE

Children stare in awe at the ornaments and lights,Each sparkle puts a twinkle in their eyes.The cookies are in the oven, such tantalizing bites,The gifts of Christmas come in every size. The special clothes and widened smiles are evidence complete,That … Continue reading

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FOR UNTO US . . .

Isaiah 8:6-7  “For to us a child is born,to us a son is given;and the government shall be upon his shoulder,and his name shall be calledWonderful Counselor, Mighty God,Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.Of the increase of his government and of … Continue reading

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GOD IS WITH US!

We travel this life talking to, relying on and trusting God, but the thought of actually meeting Him face to face is often inconceivable.  God loves us so much that He took on human flesh – went through the trauma of … Continue reading

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BREATHLESS

Shepherds fending off their sleep, while they tended all their sheep. Suddenly were startled by the hosts of angels in the sky. “Do not fear,” was said to them – “We bring good news and peace to men.” They followed God’s bright star above … Continue reading

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WHAT IS CHRISTMAS?

Brilliantly colored ornaments hang tight to the Christmas tree, Stockings are hung on a mantel while a roaring fire we see, Packages look so festive in colors of red, gold and green, With ribbons they’re bound, and secrets within, makes … Continue reading

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THE WHOLE STORY IS INCONCEIVABLE

I might be the only one who has made this comparison, but the entire Biblical Christmas story reminds me of the word Vizzini kept repeating over and over in “The Princess Bride.”  It is more than inconceivable, it’s unbelievable, miraculous … Continue reading

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