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The Truth About Christmas

  • Tuesday, November 27, 2012
  • Michelle Blood

Christmas TreeGenerally the weekend after Thanksgiving is when the Christmas decorations go up.  That certainly was the case in my brother's home (where we're living temporarily).   From snowmans (including one that sings!) to various Santa Claus decorations to stockings, lights, a wreath and a tree ... there's no denying, it's very festive here! 

But as most of us know, there's so much more to this holiday than the decorations. 

On "Grace to You®" in December, John MacArthur takes a look at The Birth of the Kinghelping listeners see (many for the first time) the beneath-the-surface truth ...

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Adorning Our Home

"And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates."  (Deuteronomy 6:6-9)

As FamilyLife has often noted, "our homes are living testimonies of our values."  It would seem ...

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Keep Focus on Jesus

I was catching up with a friend this weekend - her struggles with moving her elderly mom to assisted care, the challenges of an alcoholic brother, her recent diagnosis of diabetes and her heavy heart as Christmas approaches and she faces it single . . . again.  She sighed and said candidly, "I can't wait for this year to be over."

And yet, we realized that although it'd been a difficult season for her emotionally and physically, spiritually, she'd experienced the best year ever.   A relatively new believer, during these past 12 months, my friend started attending church regularly, became involved ...

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Trivia: "Happy Thanksgiving"

Thanksgiving FeastSomething like the "Kennedy Game" (aka Scattergories), one point for every legitimate answer that is unduplicated.  Yeah, I am the judge of legitimate.  

1)  What time does the cooking start on Thanksgiving Day?  

2)  How many people are seated at the "typical" Thanksgiving table?  

3)  Name one ingredient for stuffing. 

4)  Name a favorite side dish on the Thanksgiving table.  

5)  Name a traditional Thanksgiving dessert.  

6)  How best to use left-over turkey?  

7)  What is a typical "after Thanksgiving dinner" activity?  

8)  Name a song associated with Thanksgiving.  

9)  What would a pilgrim likely have thanked God for?  

10 ...

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Two Stories Impacting Countless Lives

On any given day, we hear stories about peoples' lives . . . common, everyday stories.  Then, there are stories that you can never forget -- like those of Liz Carl and Jason Lovins.  So impacting are their stories that the Sanctity of Life radio special for January 20, 2013 from Life Issues®, "A Choice to Love" will feature both. 

Liz Carl was 17 when she was raped - a senior in high school.  Her journey from seeking an abortion to ultimately deciding to give birth and give her baby up for adoption is a story of vulnerability, transparency and God's blessings.

"I delivered ...

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Billy Graham's Vision

The Pew Research Center has recently released a poll indicating that one out of every three people under the age of 30 say they have no religious affiliation.  The trends over the last five years are alarming as the number of Americans who say they have no religious affiliation is now at a staggering 46 million people.

And while 68 percent of those people say they believe in God, almost all report they are not looking for a religion that is right for them.

At 94 years old, Billy Graham continues to remain committed to sharing the Good News . . . and ...

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