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Thanksgiving Blessings

“The Lord repay your work, and a full reward be given you by the Lord God of Israel, under whose wings you have come for refuge.” _Ruth 2:12 Have you ever wondered why, in some Bible stories, God asked the people to give what little they had to Him? It may appear cruel, but the…

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He is not here

On the first day of the week, Sunday – Resurrection Sunday – at early dawn while it was still mostly dark, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome, who had all come with Jesus from Galilee, went back to the tomb where his body was  laid on Friday evening. They took spices and ointments,…

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only believe

…He said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not be afraid; only believe.” Mark 5:36 To the two blind men who came to Jesus for their miracles, Jesus said, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” And to Jairus, who had just been told that his daughter was dead, Jesus said,…

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friday – good and black

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth. Isaiah 53:7 Christian tradition says Christ spent Friday on a cross, juxtaposed between two thieves, completing God’s…

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St. Patrick’s Day

Around here we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day because, we ARE Irish, both by affection and by heritage. Why do you suppose D has always called  me Irish? My paternal grandparents immigrated to America from county Cork before the civil war.  Great-grandfather Cline (family tradition holds that it was anglicized from McLine, or possibly McLean) originally settled in Illinois. …

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Christmas Love

Today I’m sharing another tidbit from my collection of Christmas Stories that warm my heart and remind me why we celebrate the season. Hope you enjoy this one as much as I always have. Each December, I vowed to make Christmas a calm and peaceful experience. I had cut back on nonessential obligations—extensive card writing,…

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teach the children

Christmas at the Daily’s Just a week before Christmas I had a visitor. This is how it happened. I just finished the household chores for the night and was preparing to go to bed when I heard a noise in the front of the house. I opened the door to the front room, and to…

Christmas Greetings

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Santa – the true story

From my collection of Christmas stories, shared over the years at nanaellen.com, now being repeated here on CCB. Wishing you a Joyous Christmas. I remember my first Christmas party with Grandma. I was just a kid. I remember tearing across town on my bike to visit her on the day my big sister dropped the…

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the Christmas question

I watch with fascination and some apprehension as preparations for yet another Christmas begin. Boxes I know to be filled with glitter and sparkle are lifted down from their resting place in the attic. The accumulated dust of eleven months is brushed away. The old fashioned stand is located and we begin our annual discussion……

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the spirit of Christmas

Another Christmas Story worth repeating. Author unknown now, since the story has been around since forever. Still…the Spirit of Christmas shines forth even today. It’s just a small, white envelope stuck among the branches of our Christmas tree. No name, no identification, no inscription. It has peeked through the branches of our tree for the past 10 years…

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