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Posts Tagged: 12 Pearls of Christmas

12 Pearls of Christmas: Jesus Comforts

12 Pearls of Christmas: Jesus Comforts How to Cope with Christmas by Stacie Ruth Stoelting Last night, I dreamed that God resurrected my beautiful adopted aunt, Mary Jo Hoffman. But morning renewed my mourning for her: Christmas trees, snow globes, and music greeted my grieving heart. Relate? In previous years, my maternal grandpa (a.k.a. “Papa… Read more »

12 Pearls of Christmas: Just God

A Tangible Reminder by Mary Byers Last year I read Me, Myself, & Bob: A True Story About Dreams, God, and Talking Vegetables by Phil Vischer, creator of the Veggie Tales video series. I was interested because my children grew up on Veggie Tales. But I was also interested because somewhere along the way I… Read more »

12 Pearls of Christmas: Home

  COMING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS by Virelle Kidder My mother had remarkable zeal for Christmas. Weeks in advance, she would come home from teaching school and bake late into the night. I helped clean the house and decorate the tree while my older brother Roger wired the house with Christmas lights, transforming our humble red… Read more »

12 Pearls of Christmas: God With Us

LISTENING FOR CHRISTMAS by Deb Kalmbach I used to be the queen of over-commitment, and December brought out the worst in this malady. It was as if I were poised at an imaginary starting line, and when I flipped the calendar page, I was off and running–the December dash! You could hardly see any white… Read more »

12 Pearls of Christmas: Life Beautiful

Continuing the 12 Pearls of Christmas – today’s Pearl Girls post from Margaret McSweeney. Life Beautiful by Margaret McSweeney During a quiet moment after Thanksgiving, I started reading my parents’ stack of love letters that I recently found in a storage box. As a Christmas gift to you, I would like to share my father’s… Read more »

12 Pearls of Christmas – Gifts of Purpose

Welcome to the 12 Pearls of Christmas. For the Christmas season, the PearlGirls blog has graciously included me. I’ll be sharing content with their blogs with posts from fourteen writers. Leave a comment on my blog, the PearlGirls blog (see link below), or any of the participating blogs, and you’ll be entered in a drawing… Read more »