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A Lifetime Engagement….

Forth-eight years ago tonight, Janet and I got engaged - on Christmas Eve, 1972. We were both young but it was clear to us that we were made to be together and we took the step of committing our lives ...

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A Gift from God…

So, I know you think that with Christmas coming this week, this post is all about the arrival of the Christ child - and we will end up there, eventually. But there is, as usual, a story coming first. Like many ...

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Letters from Abroad…

I am something of a history buff. I love to watch programs on the History channel and get a daily note emailed to me reminding me of the major events that happened in history. In fact, I generally start my ...

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From the Latin, Adventus…

We heard a great sermon in church this morning right after the lighting of the Advent candle at the start of the service. Unless I am mistaken, most people will recognize that the name of this post has to do ...

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The Gospels and Christmas…

I just finished teaching a short series on the writers of the four Gospels and how their differing styles and messages form a more complete look at the life, miracles and divinity of Jesus. It is presumed that Mark wrote ...

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Cranberry Bread…

And all in all, I have been more peaceful this Christmas season than I usually am. I can't say for sure why that is, but I am really enjoying this renewed sense of peace that I am experiencing. I guess ...

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Soli Deo Gloria…

This Latin phrase, translated as "To God Alone be the Glory" was pretty much the war cry during the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century. It's noteworthy this evening because I recently read an article about a dear friend of ...

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The Christmas Village…

Thanksgiving is over and this week-end has been devoted to finishing the Christmas decorations. Like most families, we started earlier this year than normal and we actually put up our four trees last week. Many of our ornaments have been ...

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Thankfulness…

Well, it's Thanksgiving Day 2020 and things are a little different this year. Clearly, although millions of people traveled to the homes of loved ones, the Covid virus has nonetheless had an impact and celebrations were scaled back this year. ...

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97% Retired…

It's tough to think about retirement for me. First off, there seems to be a precedent in our family that when you retire, you die... I know that sounds crazy, and there are many people who have successfully retired and ...

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