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Day 7: This Christmas, Give Me Jesus

Blog, Kindling // December 11, 2011

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Day 7: This Christmas, Give Me Jesus

Tonight, I went to my buddy Dan’s birthday party, and we spent part of the evening singing worship songs, and the guys played this one song I had not heard before called Give Me Jesus. It’s not a Christmas song, but it might as well be.

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Day 6: Beautiful Christmas Gifts

Blog, Thoughts // December 10, 2011

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Day 6: Beautiful Christmas Gifts

We know this: Christmas is about giving. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” Jesus was the greatest of gifts. But God still gives gifts today.

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Day 5: The Christmas Word Game

Blog, Thoughts // December 9, 2011

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Day 5: The Christmas Word Game

What words or images do you associate with the Christmas story? Let’s make a list (here’s mine, in order, off the top of my head):

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Day 4: The Sacred Conspiracy of Christmas

Blog, Thoughts // December 8, 2011

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Day 4: The Sacred Conspiracy of Christmas

Let’s be conspiracy theorists for a moment. Say you are a guy (let’s call you Joseph), and you’re engaged to this sweet hometown girl (let’s call her Mary), and you have watched this girl for years and years and have finally mustered up the courage to ask her to be your wife. And then she goes to visit relatives for a few months, and she comes back pregos, and you’re wondering what you should do.

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Day 3: The Sign of Christmas

Blog, Thoughts // December 7, 2011

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Day 3: The Sign of Christmas

If you had to pick just one symbol or sign for Christmas, what would it be? If Google Images is of any help, then Christmas is symbolized by the Christmas tree, or bells, or snow fall against a lit home, or Santa, or ornaments, or gifts, or candy canes, or Homer Simpson on a rooftop in a Santa costume.

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Day 2: The Hint of Christmas in the Garden

Blog, Thoughts // December 6, 2011

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Day 2: The Hint of Christmas in the Garden

If you consume any sort of media these days, you’re likely party to the sport of Christmas. By sport, I mean the struggle that rages on the field of a slowly dying religious society between those who seek to destroy Christmas (or so one team says) and those who seek to shove Christmas on everyone whether they like it not (or so the other team says).

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Day 1: My Top 5 Favorite Things About Christmas

Blog, Thoughts // December 5, 2011

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Day 1: My Top 5 Favorite Things About Christmas

This past week, I thought of the five things I love most about Christmas. Here they are, in no particular order…

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The Mother-ness Of The Holy Spirit

Blog, Thoughts // October 19, 2011

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The Mother-ness Of The Holy Spirit

We are born of the Spirit (or we are birthed by the Spirit, spiritually speaking). It is the Spirit who gives life. This kind of sounds like a mother, doesn’t it?

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