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Ten Tips for a Simpler, More Meaningful Christmas

  1.  Plan ahead. Instead of going on auto-pilot the day after Thanksgiving, hold a family meeting to decide what the group really wants to do and who’s going to do what. 2.  If you need...

THE CHRISTMAS PLEDGE

  Believing in the beauty and simplicity of Christmas, I commit myself to the following: 1.  To remember those people who truly need my gifts. 2.  To express my love for family and friends in more direct...

Advent Calendars

Advent begins Sunday, December 3, 2017. There are many Advent Calendars to help prepare for the coming of Christmas. One of my favorites is Follow The Star, prepared by the Campus ministry folks Cooperative...

The Beginning of Advent Poem

'Twas The Beginning of Advent  By Todd Jenkins 'Twas the beginning of Advent and all through the Church Our hope was all dying-- we'd given up on the search. It wasn't so much that Christ wasn't invited, But...
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Give Chickens This Christmas

For over 50 years, The Heifer Project has been making the world a better place.  They make it easy for you to give a meaningful gift this Christmas that will have  a huge effect...
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A Time to Prepare for Christmas

Traditionally, the Church has set aside four weeks prior to Christmas as a time to prepare.  We call this time Advent. While most of our culture does take several weeks to prepare for Christmas, most...

Alternative Checklist: How Much is Enough?

  Each day that passes, the evidence mounts up that it is time for our society to start giving back more than we take from our planet and her people. Our taking (buying, having, discarding)...

Advent / Christmas

In the midst of the cacophony of all that surrounds us at this time of year in North American culture, it is increasingly difficult to pause and reflect on the reason for the season...