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Finding Peace at Christmas and Year Round

My favorite part of the Christmas Eve Service is the closing. We light candles and sing “Silent Night.” It is peaceful, reflective and refreshing.
The Christmas Season can get crazy. You want to stop and enjoy it but there is so much to do. As Christmas comes upon us, we realize we are running around again.
As I reflect, I realize the issue isn’t the busyness of the Christmas Season. If we live a busy life during the year it is going to be busy during the Christmas Season.
Finding the peace and the calm of the Christmas Season starts with how we live. God desires peace in our life. We have scriptures that tell us, “be still and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10) “For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.” (Psalm 62:5) “A time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak.” (Eccl.3:7)
If we are learning to be still January through November, it won’t be a problem in December. Why? Because it has become part of our life.
If Christmas has been a little crazy, stop. Sit. Be still. Look at the Christmas tree and listen to Silent Night, O Holy Night. Take a minute to read God’s Word. Listen for His voice. See what we are missing out on. The peace of God will come through. Make it part of your life this Christmas, and by next Christmas, peace will be part of your life.
Merry Christmas!
-Jim

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    Rev Dr Dan and Ellen Dore' says:

    You and your family walked through a fire one Advent. Loik what God has done for you guys! Your hard times has turned you into. Soft Comfortable Loving Giving Listening followers of the most Faithful! As we seek God’s face for His continued guidance.. Your hands continually fold in prayers for our family and ministry.
    This Christmas brought tremendous hope to our church and home. Your generosity of spirit and encouragement co- bears laboring in land of the ‘frozen choosen!’
    Thank you for your sunday words which feed ellen and me. This household of faith appreciates you all.
    revs dr daniel and ellen dore’

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