Category Archives: Christmas

Christmas & the Absent-Minded Professor

Donald L. Deffner, in his book¬†Seasonal Illustrations, tells the story of an absent-minded professor who tended to get so absorbed in his work that he forgot the simplest details. One morning his wife said to him, “Now Henry, remember,¬†we are … Continue reading

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How to Have a Christmas Without Money

Margery Tallcott tells the story of a memorable Christmas that she and her husband spent with their six-year-old son Pete. It was during the time of America’s Great Depression and money was so tight that the family simply couldn’t afford … Continue reading

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Incident On a School Bus

During some of my college years, I had a part-time job driving a school bus for elementary and middle school students. Since I hadn’t been a kid myself for a while, that job served to remind me just how cruel … Continue reading

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Not Everybody Feels Thankful & Merry

Today is the Monday before Thanksgiving, which means that we are now moving into the holiday season. Thanksgiving will be here Thursday. That will be followed by Black Friday, the unofficial beginning of the Christmas shopping season. Eventually December 25th, … Continue reading

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A Changed Heart

Each year at this time many thousands of people participate in Prison Fellowship’s Angel Tree program. The names of the children of inmates are placed as “angel ornaments” on Christmas trees in churches, businesses, and shopping malls. Along with each … Continue reading

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Miss Thompson & Teddy

Today I feel led to share a story that I picked up years ago from well known pastor and author John Ortberg. It’s Ortberg’s story put into my own words. Miss Thompson was a 4th-grade teacher who had a student … Continue reading

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My Post-Holiday Funk

Financially speaking, this month of January tends to be a more trying month for Tonya and myself than other months. You don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to deduce the reason: Christmas hangover. It’s not that we go wild with … Continue reading

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