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The Christmas Story

The Gospel according to Luke (Luke 2:1-20) About that time Caesar Augustus ordered a census to be taken throughout the Empire. This was the first census when Quirinius was the governor of Syria. Everyone had to travel to his hometown to be accounted for. So Joseph went from the Galilean town of Nazareth up to Bethlehem in Judah, David's hometown,...

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Think Before You Buy
Think Before You Buy

The Top 10 Gifts You Shouldn’t Buy Your Wife This Christmas OK, let’s be honest. Sometimes men are bad at choosing gifts. Your intentions are good, but pick the wrong gift and you send the wrong message. So before you go out and buy a present for your wife, girlfriend or whoever that lovely lady is in your life, be sure to read these gift...

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Give a Gift to Your Relationship
Give a Gift to Your Relationship

My early morning jog seemed colder than normal. I felt chilled to the bone, so I stayed in the hot shower a bit longer than usual.  I had almost exhausted the hot water supply when I finally turned off the taps. Through the curtains my husband handed me a towel.  As I wrapped the fresh white towel around my shivering shoulders, deep warmth wrapped...

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Holiday Eating: Cast Away the Guilt, Keep the Taste
Holiday Eating: Cast Away the Guilt, Keep the Taste

As a nutritionist, I surprise people with my motto: if you're going to indulge, then do it right (have the full-fat version) and really enjoy it! I believe healthy eating includes food high in cream, butter, sugar or salt....just not every day and not every meal. It gets a little trickier during the holiday season with parties, potlucks and bakeoffs...

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Coping with Loneliness at Christmas
Coping with Loneliness at Christmas

[caption id="attachment_60844" align="alignleft" width="290"] Whether you need prayer, or just someone to talk to to, our mentors are here for you.[/caption] 'Tis the season to be … gloomy? Feeling low this Christmas season?  You’re not alone.  Amid cheery songs, festive parties, gifts and good wishes, many lonely people are...

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Holidays Hard On Love?
Holidays Hard On Love?

Did you realize that the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is the time spouses and family members are most ignored? Why? We get so busy doing things for our families that we don't take the time to spend with them. So take a few moments and express your devotion to each other. Are you mutually devoted? Then declare it! There is nothing quite...

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December 14: Dealing with Scrooges
December 14: Dealing with Scrooges

Dealing with Selfish Family Members at Christmas Christmas is all about togetherness, but what do you when one person takes over? How do you deal with that selfish family member who will only participate if you do it her way? We've asked the experts, just in time to save Christmas. Put this one tip to work and settle in for your most enjoyable...

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Dealing with Selfish Family Members at Christmas
Dealing with Selfish Family Members at Christmas

Have you ever sat in a group of people and listened to someone describe a family member whose own agenda takes over from the rest of the family?  We have.  Our loved ones drive past our home numerous times a year and have stopped in only once in eight years.  (We live five minutes from the freeway.)   We drive 3 ½ hours to see parents; then...

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