Monthly archive for December 2003

This Christmas: Go Home a New Way

Christmas is filled with grand traditions for most families and communities. Going home means seeing the worn nativity scene on the mantel like it is every Christmas and simple faded ornaments made by the hands of children who have long been adults. But with the comfort and joy of tradition, there may be a need for something fresh and new! A Seekers Reflection Matthew 2: 10 -11 (NAS) “And they came into the house and saw the child with Mary His mother; and they fell down and worshiped Him; and opening their treasures they presented to Him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. And having been warned by God in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed from their own country by another way.” “By some we are known as Magi, by others wise men, and still others kings. Scholars have speculated about our number, our origin and

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December 2003

Christmas Season is here. My heart is full of good cheer, and my mind is full of wonderful ideas to make this holiday season the best. Often, I find myself just a little depressed in January, because many of my ideas never became a reality. God is beginning to teach me that the most simple act is far better than extravagant plans that are never carried out. I have vowed to apply that philosophy to this Christmas season. At our family Christmas gathering one year, three young children in our family acted out the “Christmas Story.”   It was very simple, unrehearsed, but never forgotten. They simply acted out the words of a Christmas song. I have chosen three simple recipes from our New First Place Favorites recipe book to prepare and give as Christmas presents. Health issues are all around us and I have found many who treasure a delicious

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