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Back in November, I had a week of vacation that I needed to use. I will admit that it was thoroughly enjoyed even though I did not go anywhere…

There is so much of the Christmas story that is lost on us. Two thousand years and over six thousand miles creates a considerable distance bet…

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From Nazareth to Bethlehem — what would that journey have been like, 2,000 years ago? One of the highlights of my life, 11 years ago, began wi…

A few months ago, we purchased a smart doorbell for the church office. I thought that since it was a smart device, it would also be a smart de…

I have a friend on Facebook who decorated their house for Christmas the day after Halloween. THE DAY AFTER HALLOWEEN! I can only imagine how h…

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Jennifer and Meg Swift are sisters who couldn't be closer despite living in different cities. Jennifer runs a successful restaurant in Salt Lake City, which she started with her late husband and is raising her teenage son Simon on her own. Jennifer is thrilled when Meg comes to Salt Lake City for a fun Christmas weekend. Meg agrees to stay in the city and help out at the restaurant while Jennifer and Simon return home to Hazelwood for the holiday, where they become wistful for one more Christmas at The Madison — the local movie theater owned by their Uncle Dave. The trouble is the theater is for sale and in need of repairs. With help from Eric, Jennifer's former high school debate team rival, and the community, they just might pull off one last encore. As she and Eric work together, Jennifer is reminded that new possibilities are both where you least expect them and exactly where you left them.

I always love this time of year. The weather is getting cooler. The trees are shining forth their beauty. We are just a few short weeks away f…

The Book of Esther is unique, because it is a story where the main character is never named, never speaks, but is present and active. Consider it.

So here I am at North Myrtle Beach with my wife of 53 years. Climbing out of our air conditioned car, the first thing we smell is the salty oc…

“Life is iffy.” I was thinking recently about how true this statement can be. Someone once said, “life is known as the big if.” Everyday we di…

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As my kids get older, I notice patterns in their thinking and behavior. For example, they run the other way when anything is said about chores…