You can admit it. At the end of the day, when you see all of the wrapping paper on the floor, and all of the gifts have been opened (and some are already broken), you have at some point thought or said, "Is that all?"
As this year winds to an end, it is gives each person time to look back not only on the past year but their entire lives. To the young, it seems that life will last forever, but to those who are older, the fact that life will not last forever becomes more apparent with each passing year. In fact the years seem to be rushing by, heading to eternity.
During this season, I'd like to encourage each of us to find Christ in Christmas.
The celebration continues 151 years later.
This time of year, Christians celebrate the coming to Earth of a savior - Jesus Christ, our Lord.
We are only a few days away from Christmas Day. I have to admit a couple of things to you. I love the Christmas season, and everything about it. Even as I think about the empty chairs and dinner table, and still am enamored by the lights, trees, decorations, music and pageantry of it all.
What gift are you looking for this year? Which one would be the greatest ever? Would it be a new car, a house or maybe a trip to some exotic place?
Yes, it's that time again, when people are running over each other to get a gift for a friend or love one.
I recently watched the classic Christmas movie, "Miracle on 34th Street." At the end of the movie, there was a campaign to get support for believing in Santa Claus.
My mother was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in July 2004 and told she would live only three to four months.
More people think about Jesus this time of year than at any other. You hear people say "He is the reason for the season." The thing is he is the reason for all the seasons.
You are the sum total of every decision you have ever made - good, bad or indifferent. Neither God nor the devil can be blamed for where you are in life. You are where you are and have what you have because of your decisions.
On Dec. 1, members of Trinity Missionary Baptist Temple in Hinesville celebrated the church's 23rd anniversary. This celebration was made more special due to the church finally getting its steeple.
Each Sunday in December, including Christmas Eve, candles are lit in celebration of Advent. This past Sunday was the first day when only one candle was lit.
Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? I remember receiving a phone call from my mom many years ago. It was sometime in August, just before school was to start. We were about three minutes into the conversation when she said to me in a very excited tone, "I've finished my Christmas shopping!"
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Everyone will someday walk through their own personal hell. When everything in life conspires against you, please remember: