The Master Craftsman

Every Little Bit Helps

Clankity Clank, Clankity Clank, Clankity-Clankity-Clankity Clank. It was a cold, December day. I had just pulled up to the department store in my old car. As soon as I got out the Winter wind bit into me. Yet, carried on this bitter wind was the sweet sound of a bell...

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The Pig Who Saved Christmas

My mom and I were poor when I was young. I remember once when my father gave her ten dollars(he owed thousands), she cried. She worked two jobs to support us and I sold donuts in the neighborhood (I made 25 cents for every box sold).We didn't have a car, but we had...

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The Last Gift

The older I get, the more I'm convinced that memory and smell are linked. I close my eyes and I can almost smell Christmas. Sugar cookies baking. The turkey sizzling. I love the taste of Christmas. Mixed nuts. Mandarin oranges. Fresh dirt from one of my brother Tim's...

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God’s Gifts

So we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them .... Romans 12:5-6aThe new minister at an Edinburgh, Scotland, church was making visits. The second call...

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Christmas’ Perfect Gift

I’m not sure exactly when she started giving her perfect Christmas gifts to me, but it became a tradition I anticipate each year.Somewhere during her middle school years, my daughter began making homemade Christmas gifts for me. At her age, she had no resources except...

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