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Pearls by Debby — Christmas

Thanksgiving Thieves

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Tomorrow is Thanksgiving

and I am being pursued 

by Thanksgiving Thieves!

 

Let me explain:
More this year than ever,I am bombarded by stores trying to entice me to spend your money sooner and sooner. Walmart announced the death of Black Friday and the birth of a week of specials for the holiday. What! That one day of chaos wasn't enough?


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Christmas Traditions

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In our large family, gift giving has been pared down for the adults. Perhaps it is due to the fact that they now pay their own bills or simply what they would like would take a big bite of a budget!  So, we focus on grandchildren gifts and sweetie gifts.

However, we still all enjoy the tradition of stockings filled with orange chocolate and other surprises. Last year, I made personalized stockings for everyone. Some got their favorite team colors (Rock Chalk Jayhawk or KS Wildcats purple) with a touch of bling, or a fashion color they are known to...

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Free Blessings

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As the last few months of 2013 arrive, one can't help but think about all that has transpired. For our family, it has been a year of elder care challenges, college graduations, weddings, career changes, financial hurdles, and a whole host of blessings sprinkled through out. Just this month, in midst of the government shutdown, I was marvelously surprised with a birthday visit from my oldest son and family from Denver. As a government attorney, he, his wife, and two boys were able to 'hide' at our daughter's house for my birthday dinner. Needless to say,...

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Mary and Joseph

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 Have you ever considered what Jesus' earth parents had to go through to participate in the Eternal one's plan? After all, God could have chosen a different way to bring him into the world, but instead he chose normal human beings who had faith. But their faith was tested! Just contemplate the ridicule and disdain Mary must have endured as others came to know of her 'condition'. Even her betrothed, Joseph, had to question her virtue and commitment to purity! After all, who ever heard of a woman becoming pregnant by God, that sounds like an incredible 'excuse' then and now. But...

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