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A Bit of Christmas Perspective

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s easy to get so busy with the cooking, decorating and shopping that we forget why we’re doing all this in the first place. Sometimes, the very people we love get lost in the hustle and bustle of packed schedules, holiday parties, and Christmas musicals. Several years ago I wrote a Christmas version of …

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The Best Gift You Can Give

With Christmas just around the corner. it is easy to get so busy with the cooking, decorating and shopping that we forget why we’re doing all this in the first place. Sometimes, the very people we love get lost in the hustle and bustle of packed schedules, holiday parties, and Christmas musicals. This Christmas, let’s keep our focus on Jesus …

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What Kids Really Want for Christmas

I love Christmas, but I didn’t always. Growing up, Christmas meant my dad drank more, my mom fussed more, and my parents fought more. All I wanted was a little of that “peace on earth,” that we sang about in church. (Yes, we went to church.) Sometimes “peace” is all a kid really wants for Christmas. I’ve asked my nephew, …

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Christmas Morning Breakfast Recipes

  This morning I went to the grocery store to gather all my goodies to make our traditional Jaynes Family Christmas Breakfast. You would think that after twenty-nine years of whipping up the same dishes, my husband and son would want something different. But kids are funny when it comes to traditions…even when one is twenty-nine-years old and the other …

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Jacob’s Best Christmas Ever

Over the past few weeks, I’ve shared some Christmas stories that I’ve written over the years. I hope you’ll enjoy today’s. Grab a cup of coffee or hot chocolate and savor a story about a little boy who discovered God’s greatest gift. Jacob’s Best Christmas Ever Sharon Jaynes© Jacob stood shivering behind his mother as she rang the bell for …

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1 Corinthians 13 Christmas Style

Every year I pull out a book that I wrote over ten years ago. Thoughout the pages I am reminded al the many ways we, as a family sought to keep Christ the center of the Holiday Season. Tucked in the middle of the chronicles of the Jaynes’ Family Traditions is a rendition of 1 Corinthians 13 that I wrote …

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A Shepherd’s Musings

  In my last post you heard from Mary. Today, let’s hear from one of the Shepherds from that starry night so long ago. Have you ever wondered what it must have been like to be a shepherd on the Judean hillside when the angels appeared to announce Jesus’ birth? The fear? The excitement? The confusion? The urgency? For just …

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Mary’s Take on Today’s Christmas

Several years ago, I came across the following. It was a letter that could have been written by Mary, the mother of Jesus. At the beginning of each holiday season, I pull it out and read it again to help me keep Jesus the focus of this grand celebration we call Christmas. I want to share this… Read more