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December 10, 2017

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  • Messages of Hope

    Throughout the month of December, we are recording individuals and their personal messages of hope. By the end of the month, there will be “31 Messages of Hope” for all to review...

  • Carrying Memories into the New Year

    With the church bells' ringing the new year enters echoing the days of yesteryear memories of happiness the smiles of our children the sunlight within each face Who will remember these dear...

  • The Holiday Army

    Here it comes again — the Holiday Army — in its annual march against us. Some of its generals are called "Thanksgiving," "Christmas," "Hanukkah," "New Year’s Eve" and "New Year’s Day." They...

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