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The 12 Days of Christmas: Day 12 … Linus explains the meaning of Christmas

By Lynn R. Mitchell

A Charlie Brown Christmas first aired on December 9, 1965, and became a classic that still rings true almost 50 years later. One reason it remains among the most popular Christmas shows of the season may be because friend Linus reminds Charlie Brown of the true meaning of Christmas by reciting the King James Bible New Testament verses from Luke 2:8-14 describing the birth of Christ.

The fact that the message is delivered by an animated character doesn’t diminish the impact of the meaning.

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Finding strength in God

Holy BibleBy Lynn R. Mitchell

A comment left on my Facebook page late Friday night was in response to the post, Does God let bad things happen to good people? The commenter wrote:

“Believing there’s an invisible man in the sky who makes it all better if you just ask nicely is ridiculous.”


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Does God let bad things happen to good people?

Jerry Baldwin 3By Jerry Baldwin

I was talking with friends last night and the conversations came around to questioning why God lets bad things happen to good people. This morning as I read a devotional by John Maxwell, it seemed timely and helped put the conversation into perspective:

Driving the 469 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway is an explorer’s delight. From northern Virginia to the Tennessee-North Carolina border, there are wonders around every bend in the mountainous road. You may see wildlife, a pioneer cabin, gorgeous vistas, a country church, a stream or waterfall — the beauty never ends. The Parkway is not for the hurried; it is for the expectant — those eager for new experiences and discovery.

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