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Created on Tuesday, 25 December 2012 / Pastor's Heart
Tags: Christmas, bashing, traditions, beauty
Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the December 2004 edition of Charisma. I love to celebrate Christmas because I love the Christ of Christmas. Yet we live in a day when celebrating "Christ's ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 24 December 2012 / Preaching
Tags: Christmas, salvation, Bethlehem, Jesus, God, manger
... passed away in 2004, was an ordained Methodist minister and held earned doctorates in theology and divinity. She established Fountain Gate Church in Plano, Texas, with her husband, Leroy, in 1971 and pastored ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 24 December 2012 / Pastor's Heart
Tags: Christmas, Buckingham, home, mystical longing
Editor's Note: This article appeared in the December 1982 issue of Charisma Magazine and was written by Jamie Buckingham, former senior pastor at Melbourne Tabernacle Church in Melbourne, Fla. Buckingham ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 21 December 2012 / Community
Tags: Newtown Connecticut, Sandy Hook Elemntary school, Connecticut elementary school shooting, Newtown massacre, David Shibley, brokenhearted Christmas
Our hearts continue to grieve over the horrific evil that was unleashed against precious, helpless children last week at an elementary school in Connecticut. In the midst of the pain we also remember that ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 11 December 2012 / Columns
Tags: God, voice, communicator, hear, Christmas season, voice, tone, volume, whispers
When a child is small, whether we want to or not, we train them to hear our voice. We have certain tones of voices that indicate “I mean business.” By the time a child is four or five years old, they will ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 05 December 2012 / Pastor's Heart
Tags: Christmas, God, time, margin, soul, nurture, busy, reflection, Kim Martinez, Assemblies of God, reason, season, Christ, pattern
  There is a concept called Margin. I first learned about margin the hard way. When my oldest child went to kindergarten, I mapped out the route, and figured out exactly how much time it would take ... [ +++ ]
Created on Saturday, 24 December 2011 / Main
Tags: The Biology of Christmas
by J. Lee Grady The virgin birth contradicts the laws of science. But our faith rests on the miracle of the Incarnation. My wife and I have four girls, and I was in the hospital room for each birth. There ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 22 December 2011 / Main
Tags: Roses by Christmas
by Sandra Clifton "Frank, you don't have to do this!" Harriett called out to her husband. It was early afternoon of Christmas Eve in the 1920s, and the arctic winds were beginning to howl across the Kansas ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 21 December 2011 / Main
Tags: An Uncluttered Christmas
by Linda Mintle I used to be a consummate Christmas shopper. By the time December hit, I was way ahead of the game. I would have a mountain of bargain finds, admired goodies and toys to die for tucked ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 20 December 2011 / Main
Tags: Father Christmas
What an ancient tradition can teach us about the heart of God by Jack Hayford The expression "Father Christmas" is commonly used in Commonwealth Nations of the British empire. That's how they refer to ... [ +++ ]
Created on Sunday, 18 December 2011 / Main
Tags: The Christmas Rush
Is there a hidden blessing amid the madness? by the late Dennis Bennett Does it bother you at Christmastime when carols are being played in shopping malls to the accompaniment of ringing cash registers? ... [ +++ ]
Created on Saturday, 17 December 2011 / Main
Tags: Giving Love at Christmas
by Steve Sjogren During the holiday season, people in neighborhoods, stores, malls and elsewhere can get a taste of God's love through "giving" outreaches. At little cost, your church group can plan to ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 16 December 2011 / Main
Tags: Change Your World at Christmas
A pastor shares how his congregation takes the true meaning of Christmas to their community every December by Steve Sjogren Christmas is a loaded word for most of us. For followers of Jesus, of course, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Sunday, 11 December 2011 / Main
Tags: Decoding a Christmas Carol
The 12 days of Christmas mentioned in the carol by this name refer to the 12 days of feasting and celebration originally designated in the sixth century as a time to commemorate the incarnation of Christ. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 09 December 2011 / Main
Tags: Rediscovering the Beauty of Christmas
Tired of people bashing Christmas traditions? Here's how to reclaim the rich meaning behind the symbols of the season. By Peter Bertolero I love to celebrate Christmas because I love the Christ of Christmas. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 07 December 2011 / Main
Tags: What Mystical Longing Calls Us Home for Christmas?
by the late Jamie Buckingham I write this aboard a jet airliner speeding south from one of the nation's greatest northern cities. I am heading home for Christmas. How eager I am to see the face of my wife, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 06 December 2011 / Main
Tags: This Christmas, Let's Be Givers
Every couple of years, starting in 1984, I have encouraged Charisma readers—much as I am now with Ministry Today readers—to do what my wife, Joy, and I have done for years. And that is, give a tithe of ... [ +++ ]
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