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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer Rejoice, whether you celebrate the western interpretation of Christmas or not. Rejoice, for Christ – Messiah – the Word – our Savior became flesh and dwelt among man. Rejoice with those who sing His praises! The link below will take you to one of

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Forget Something This Year?
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer Last week I visited a local nursing home and overheard an elderly resident making his way out of the television room after a Christmas celebration. “They forgot about Jesus,” he told a passing CNA. “It’s all Santa Claus.” The white-haired fellow shuffled down the hallway

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O Holy Night – Seriously?
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer I think the flagship song of religious Christmas celebration should be retitled: “O Horrifying Night.” (Before you stop reading to write me a scathing email, think about it.) The whole Nativity scenario is the perfect setup for stress: essential homelessness for a young expectant mother—no

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Perplexing perfection
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer A parent of a young child told me last week that this year’s Christmas-tree decorating experience was the best ever. Why? Because the parent discovered that the tree didn’t have to be perfect. At least not in anyone’s eyes but the child’s. Ornaments were

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