“I am with you always, to the close of the age.” (Matthew 28:20)


I love holidays. I love family. The two just seem to go together, don’t they? Some holidays are joyful gatherings, some not so much. We are all too human, as the saying goes. But I say, give me holidays and family any day; warts and all! Especially give me Christmas, one of the two greatest of all holiday celebrations, if you ask me!

Christmas is a time when we share gifts. It is important, though, that we remember what and Who our Christmas gifts image (point to). One thing I know as I grow older and older… material gifts are less important to me now. If you had asked me forty years ago about my favorite Christmas presents, the answer would have been far different from my answer today. What is really important is the presence of God, family and friends. …

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