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Gifts, The Little Drummer Boy, Top 20 Christian Music Videos -
The Little Drummer Boy - Song Spotlight

Recently, my husband and I were discussing the song "The Little Drummer Boy". Who was he? He's not in the Bible? And, what if you're not a drummer? So, that's true - this drumming boy is not noted in the Bible. However, I think there's a sweet simplicity with this song that is very encouraging. The song lyric says "Little Baby...I am a poor boy too...I have no gift to bring...that's fit to give the King." So, instead of bringing a physical gift to this new King - the Messiah - the infant Jesus - the boy brings his talent of...

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Journal -
One-liners and Journaling

Are you one that likes to journal? Do you intend to journal but time escapes? Or, maybe you just need a fresh change to journaling. Recently, I heard a neat journaling idea that was new to me. In fact, it's something that I'm thinking about doing in the new year. The concept is to journal a simple one-line entry every day. It can be something in which you are happy about for that day, such as "We have had a lot of rain this week, and it was an uplift to see sunshine today." Then, at the end of the...

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1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, Give Thanks, Pray Continually, Rejoice Always, Thanksgiving -
Rejoice always, Pray continually, Give thanks

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 - Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. I watched a short Thanksgiving video recently that focused on this Scripture from Thessalonians.  It had various people praying through their situations, and each had a difficult scenario - job loss, terminal illness, a friend in need, etc. The video got me a little teary-eyed, both due to the challenging scenarios that tugged at my heart and the praise given back to Christ. In the end, each person had hope and gave thanks to God regardless of their despair, sadness, or concern....

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Busyness, DC Talk, Life -
Time is ticking away...

In the early 1990's, the Christian rap group DC Talk released a track off their album Free at Last titled Time Is.  Besides the fact that it had a great beat and sound, the lyrics had a way of piercing through the busyness of life to remind me that there was so much more to this world than what I was making out of it.  Below is an excerpt of the lyrics.  Powerful indeed. Right now is the time that we gotta get with itThe gift that He's given ain't just an exhibitBut a tool that He's given us to use...

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Adoption, Both Hands, James 1:27, Orphans, Widows -
Both Hands. One for the widow. One for the orphan.

We are in the middle of the adoption process. It's both exciting and overwhelming! We look forward to having a child in our home to love and to raise. Before my husband and I met, we both had an interest in international adoption. We expected to have a few kiddos of our own and then to adopt. But, after several years of marriage and no kids - we decided that it was time!  As we searched different adoption resources, we were excited to come across a fundraising ministry called Both Hands. The concept is one hand for an orphan and...

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