Secret Santas

A workplace tradition at Christmas is the practise of assigning each employee the name of another co-worker, to be given an anonymous gift.  Our office has made our own version of the Secret Santa game; we are to choose a small gift to give which our own secret...

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The Mustard Seed

There is an old Chinese tale about a woman whose only son died. In her grief, she went to the holy man and said, "What prayers, what magical incantations do you have to bring my son back to life?" Instead of sending her away or reasoning with her, he said to her,...

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It Is About Giving

It was a cold cloudy day - Christmas was near. I had a three period break in my schedule that day, so I walked away from my high school and followed the worn path through the trees, across a stream and onto the street that connected to the main drag, where Cole's drug...

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It’s in the Giving

"Even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many." Matthew 20:28When Franklin Delano Roosevelt was in office, he had an assistant, a frail, sickly man by the name of Harry Hopkins.Hopkins was granted great...

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A Few Cans of Soup

I woke up a little chilly this morning. I could feel the cold air seeping through the windows and under my front door. The bitter, North wind had brought me an early taste of the Winter to come. The weather forecast called for cold, rainy days for the rest of the week...

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