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Is it Really Finished?

I really have a problem with “finishing.” What I’m talking about here isn’t so much a problem with “following through” as a problem with declaring a project complete and moving on to something else. Sometimes, I’ll be enjoying the process … Continue reading

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The View From the Cross

I remember talking once with a fellow actor about the challenge of performing the part of Jesus in a production. He said that preparing the character the first time changed his life forever. He came to see the world through … Continue reading

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Easter Traditions

Even the most casual of American observers can tell that Easter is just around the corner. All you have to do is stop by the store of your choice and look at the candy aisle. If you’re looking for a … Continue reading

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Easter Games

Easter is a great time for people who like to play games. In America, we’re blessed with the onset of Spring, and even in the colder, northern climates we often see some pleasant, sunny days around Easter time, making for … Continue reading

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The Vast Easter Bunny Conspiracy

I was looking for some Easter clipart on the web a couple of weeks back, and I was really surprised at what I found – or should I say, what I didn’t find. There’s a pretty good supply of holiday/seasonal … Continue reading

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Christmas: To Tree or Not to Tree

Most of us have some significant point of reference for when the Christmas season officially starts. It may be Thanksgiving Day, or the sighting of the first in-store Christmas displays in August, or that payday just before December 25th, or … Continue reading

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My First REAL Christmas

Christmas, 1975. Physically,I was 21 years old; spiritually, a mere baby six months of age. Christmas was different that year. The usual lights and trees and parties and presents dominated the landscape, just as they always had—but Christmas was a … Continue reading

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Jesus is NOT the Reason for the Season

One of the favorite Bible passages often heard during the Christmas season is Isaiah 9:6: “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 … Continue reading

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The Hope of Christmas: Peace on Earth

Christmas Eve. Stores are closing as last-minute shoppers scurry for the door, weary salespeople breathe a sigh of relief and get off their feet, and the “Magic of Christmas” officially begins. For one day, the universal motto of a large … Continue reading

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Personalities of Christmas: Average Joe

We don’t talk about Joseph very much. We mention him, and every nativity scene has a Joseph, but when you come right down to it, Joseph wasn’t one of the “superstars” of Christmas. We know a fair amount of information … Continue reading

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