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Day 13 – What Color Is Your Christmas – JBA

White? Black? Red? Green? Blue? Let me explain. For many of us, our childhood Christmases were red and green and sparkling with hope and possibility. Bright lights twinkled with our heart’s desire. The smell of food and the sounds of laughter are carved into our memories and all it takes is one sighting of the infamous red and green… Continue reading Day 13 – What Color Is Your Christmas – JBA

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Day 10 – Joyful Songs Of The Season – JBA

I'm continuing my look at the deep and powerful truths found in traditional Christmas songs. The joyful songs of the season! Angels we have heard on high Sweetly singing o'er the plains And the mountains in reply Echoing their joyous strains Gloria, in excelsis Deo Gloria!! I love to worship. I sing and dance with… Continue reading Day 10 – Joyful Songs Of The Season – JBA

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Day 7 – A Christmas Miracle – JBA

December 25th, 2011. The day I met my daughters. I didn't know how I would become a mom - well, technically I knew how I could, but I didn't know how God was going to make it happen. I always knew that I would have a family, but my marriage ended without any children and… Continue reading Day 7 – A Christmas Miracle – JBA

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Day 5 – Jesus is the reason – JBA

Season Elizabeth Marshall I hated my name when I was little - especially on the first day of school and during the Christmas season. That's why, right there. During Christmas, my name is everywhere! When you're little and get made fun of for something, any extra opportunity for attention and possible ridicule isn't welcome. At… Continue reading Day 5 – Jesus is the reason – JBA

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Day 3 – Change Your Life Lyrics – JBA

I love Christmas music!! The glorious melodies, orchestrations, and specific voices that we have come to identify with the music of Christmas are visceral. We hear them and are whisked to a place that, for most of us, is cozy and safe, familiar, and full of wonder. But if I may, I would like to… Continue reading Day 3 – Change Your Life Lyrics – JBA