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Rethinking the Nativity

25 December 2016, 12:39

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*Reposted from the original Rethinking the Nativity on Djibouti Jones and shared on A Life Overseas. It is a thought provoking and eye opening look at the culture around the time when Christ was born and truly shows the GRACE of His Story! ——————————- I am tired of the Christmas story. Clarification: I’m tired of […]

Christmas Thoughts – Part 2

25 December 2014, 11:16

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Continued from Christmas Thoughts – Part 1: John continues his excitement after remarking that John the Baptist was a witness of Jesus. He states: Once again John stretches the mind of those with ears to hear and eyes to see. Notice his expression: “…from his (Jesus) fullness we have all received, grace upon grace…” In […]

Christmas Thoughts – Part 1

23 December 2014, 09:00

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Most articles about Christmas begin with one of the Birth Narratives (Matthew 1-2 or Luke 2) or a combination thereof. That is of course a perfectly valid way to tell the Christmas story, in fact some might argue that it is the only ‘proper’ way to do so, something like the old TV series Dragnet, […]

Merry Christmas!

25 December 2013, 18:00

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They Won’t Be Expecting That At Christmas time, I’m struck by how unexpected it all is. We expect a god to be powerful, mighty, smiting his enemies, concerned with his own glory. We don’t expect God to be born in a stable — a crying, scared, helpless baby. Don’t forget this. Don’t forget what God […]

Christmas Eve Reflections

24 December 2012, 06:00

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Great stories have great beginnings. And perhaps one of the greatest stories in the world began with something so small that the eye of man cannot see it–the seed of human life. It is almost unfathomable that God, the Creator of the universe in which we find ourselves, could deign to become a part of […]

Emmanuel: Our Rescuer Will Come!

17 December 2012, 06:00

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Dear Readers,  As we approach Christmas next week, some might find it hard to view the story told in Scripture through new eyes. We often hear the same story and we can’t get past the surface–it’s just words swimming before our eyes, the same miraculous story that seems not-as-miraculous because we’ve heard it a thousand […]

Training Center Christmas Memories

27 December 2011, 06:48

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Recovering Grace asked former Advanced Training Institute (ATI) students what they remembered about the Christmas holidays — and the preparations for them — at the various training centers at which they served. While some of the students had pleasant memories, others remembered stress-filled weeks of onerous, highly-detailed work, culminating in large events that they were […]

PTSD for Christmas

20 December 2011, 06:00

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Moscow, Russia. December 1995. — I sat in the lobby of the Moscow Training Center (MTC) orphanage, watching the snow fall. The red carpet and chandeliers cast a cheery glow upon the white blanketed view beyond the windows. I could sit and watch the snow fall for hours. As one unaccustomed to snow, I was […]