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Feeling down? How to make it when the days aren’t merry or bright

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The merry-go-round of lyrics that inhabit our minds from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve is in full swing. For many, Christmas is a time f...

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How to give the best Christmas gifts ever

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Each Christmas, I spend hours upon hours looking for the perfect gift for each person on my list.  After I got married, the pressure to ...

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The Shepherds

From Do You See What I See?

Dec 4, 2017

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Does God really care about the little guy? When we’re lonely or struggling to get by, it’s hard to imagine that God can relate. But the a...

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When two become one, Christmas does, too

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Tradition. My husband and I realized the weight of this word during our first Christmas together.  Where would we go? How would we celebr...

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Hanging on through the holidays when you’ve lost someone you love

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The music, smell of gingerbread, and shimmering lights usually stir up warm holiday memories, but this year something is missing. Actuall...

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What really happened when Jesus was born

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Most of what we know about Jesus’ birth was informed by storybooks, nativity sets, Christmas pageants, and the Peanuts Christmas special....

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Sermon

Elizabeth

From Do You See What I See?

Dec 11, 2017

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What are you waiting for God to come through on? Maybe you’ve been praying for a spouse or a job. Or maybe, like Elizabeth, you’ve been a...

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How to know the Christmas bustle is getting the best of you

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“I feel like that girl needs a friend, but I don’t have time for another friend right now.”  I’m normally a social butterfly, but the mo...

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Getting past the Pinterest perfect Christmas

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My heart raced, my breathing was quick, and anxiety crept over me as I scrolled through my Pinterest feed. I was attempting to inspire my...

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How to enjoy Christmas when your family isn’t normal

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I hear the enthusiastic murmurs of Christmas traditions and traveling to see family, but I don’t have much to add to the conversation.  ...

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Merry Christmas vs. Happy Holidays: Does it really matter?

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Each December, a new scandal kicks off everyone’s favorite seasonal debate: “Merry Christmas” vs. “Happy Holidays.” It’s not hard to get...

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Feeling the pressure to pick out the perfect gift?

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After starting a new job in a new city this fall, I’ve learned a few things about myself. In the past few weeks, for example, I learned t...

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