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Reflections for this day, this season »

Pulling from our archives, we offer up two reflections on Black Friday and all that it means as we enter into Advent.

The first, The seduction of things, was written by Kate Sprutta Elliott, and asks why we care so much about buying stuff.
The second, When shopping is the holiday, was written by Linda

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Are you living a “decent” Thanksgiving? »

Over the last few days, we have seen news stories about churches, social service agencies, and food pantries giving turkeys, bread stuffing mix, and cans of cranberry sauce to people who live in poverty. That’s one of the typical “feel good” stories of the holiday season.

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God be praised! »

At All Saints Lutheran Church (Lilburn, Ga.) our Thankoffering Service is always the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving. It includes the whole congregation, kids home from school and visiting family members. We always have pie, coffee and punch with lots of fellowship afterwards, laughing and visiting with family.

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Preparing to prepare »

Advent is a season of preparing: preparing to celebrate Jesus’ birth and preparing for Jesus’ second coming that will usher in the commonwealth of God. So, in this 2014 season of preparing, you are invited to share stories and photos of the ways in which you are preparing for the long-awaited reign of God to

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Giving thanks »

The Christmas season and sales have started. Commericals are advertising Black Friday and Black Saturday sales. This is all too soon. I caught myself singing and humming Christmas carols along with music as I was shopping. Before we prepare for Advent there is a season of thanksgiving that we pause for each year that comes prior to Advent. Remember Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is a time

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Light at the end of the tunnel »

Lying on my back on my bathroom floor, I couldn’t believe how quickly this all happened. I was trying to kick my attacker off me while yelling and screaming. Little did I know our 10-year-old son was calling 911 to get help for me against the attacks of his inebriated father. My heart broke when

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Fill ‘er up? »

We know that our vehicles get better gas mileage when they have a full tank of gas. We have seen the second half emptying faster than the first half when traveling long distances. With the gas prices fluctuating these past years, most people have probably been opting to only fill half a tank each time

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That’s not how this works »

What do the e-insurance commercials, the nagging question of how to get women especially young women active in the organization, a great Reformation celebration and my birthday have in common? I’m glad you asked!

Let’s start with the easy ones. My birthday? Nothing. Next, celebrating the Reformation

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