Month: December 2017

This Christmas Don’t Miss Christmas

By Lisa Rippy / December 14, 2017

“And Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family line of David,” Luke 2:4. This is probably the most familiar story in all of Christianity because it is…

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A Mississippi Christmas

By Lisa Rippy / December 13, 2017

Mississippi Christmas. My gracious…just saying those two words floods my mind with memories and magnolia wreathes, evergreen stems and pine cones. With gingerbread and sugar cookies all iced and covered with sprinkles, with mounds of marshmallows in a Santa mug steaming with hot cocoa. With the sounds of Perry Como…

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Holy Ground

By Lisa Rippy / December 6, 2017

Isn’t it something how … you change one word, just one small word, simply change just one preposition to something else and an entire emotion can instantly be colored with bright hues of renewed hope? You see, I was told lately that there is this particular season of life that…

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24 More Days ‘Til Christmas – Advent Calendar

By Lisa Rippy / December 1, 2017

Advent is the time of year that leads up to Christmas. Traditionally it’s been observed with certain¬†rituals by Catholics,¬†Lutherans, Anglicans, and Methodists. However, it’s been just through recent years that Advent celebrations of one type or another have been added to many evangelical family and home celebrations as well. The…

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