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    Stealing Christmas

    I used to love the Christmas holiday. Truthfully, part of me still does. But I also feel that Christmas is being “ruined”, in a way, by commercialism. Christmas has always been my favorite holiday — the family get-togethers, the fires in the fireplace making a home feel cozy, the traditions passed down through the years. However, with the recent trend of stores, and even individuals, starting to decorate or put out Christmas paraphernalia sometimes even BEFORE Halloween has come & gone, it’s practically “ruining” Christmas! It steals that “magical” feeling that Christmas has always brought — the 2-3 days of celebrating the real reason for the season: Jesus’ birth. When…

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    Above All Else

    I had a dream, last week, that at first I thought was just strange — but it kept niggling at me. So I wrote down the details of it in my journal; and all-of-a-sudden, I saw meaning within it. In my dream, I was in the backyard of a house out in the countryside. Someone was with me, but it wasn’t clear who it was. The yard was littered with large gemstones, some buried beneath the surface of the earth, some poking through. There were also some large sea shells. I was crawling around the grass, collecting as many of the crystal gems as I could; there were so many…