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Repost: Hymns – We Gather Together

During this Thanksgiving season, we remember that during times of plenty or times of scarcity, during trials or peace, our hope is in the Lord.Rose: Hymns – We Gather Together While I’ve known about this hymn for many years, there was a lot about the history of this hymn that I didn’t know before writing …

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I know the plans I have for you…

One year since we moved to a new state. One year since our waiting ended and we moved for the fourth time since we were married and the second to last time before we were settled. Tomorrow, we will have been married for 2 years. In two months, our puppy will be a year old. …

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The Word, the Beginning, and Christmas Eve 1968

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched--this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was …

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How St. Nick became the Patron Saint of Christmas

Saint Nicholas, or Nikolaos, was born around 280 in Patara, Lycia (in modern-day Turkey) to Christian parents who raised him in the faith. When he was still young, he lost his parents and was sent to live with his uncle, a Bishop, who continued his education in the Church. Eventually, Nicholas was ordained as a …

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