Christmas moments

readings for the Christmas season
Author: God's Word to the Nations Bible Society
Publisher: Nelson Bibles
ISBN: 9780529104700
Category: Religion
Page: 64
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"God's Word" can make the Christmas story come alive in a wonderful and unique way. Daily Scripture lessons tell the Christmas story while introducing you to "God's Word." It covers the Christmas story and Christ's birth as well as the prophecies and promises of Jesus' coming in the Old Testament. Perfect to buy bulk quantities and pass them out or even insert them into Christmas cards and packages.

Christmas Moments, Cherished Memories


Author: Francis Jones
Publisher: Feed The Children
ISBN: 9780965332019
Category: Religion
Page: 64
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When Christmas Hurts

Devotions of Hope
Author: Patricia Acheson Wasylyna
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1973604035
Category: Religion
Page: 122
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While the rest of the world around us becomes excited and enamored with our cultures celebration of Christmas, some of us struggle through the holiday season overcome with clouds of depression and battles with fear and dread. Fractured relationships, dysfunction, compromised finances, loss of loved ones, isolation, and any number of other circumstances become even harder to navigate due to the often unrealistic expectations of the holiday. Loneliness magnifies, stress accelerates, busyness intensifies, and sadness can overwhelm us. I have written When Christmas Hurts from the depths of my own pain and experience in hopes of helping those who struggle with this season for similar and various reasons. Gods Word and his principles of love, power, and truth are woven into every element of encouragement. Practical suggestions and challenges are presented to help navigate this often stressful and difficult season. The passion behind this book is to bring hope and healing to hearts that are hurting, helping them break free from the burdens of stress and dread and find a new revelation of celebrating Christmas with joy and simplicity.

Christmas Moments


Author: Yvonne Lehman
Publisher: Grace Publishing
ISBN: 9781604950106
Category: Religion
Page: 168
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50 Inspirational Stories of the True Meaning of Christmas Life is made up of moments strung together like a garland draped around a Christmas tree. Certain of those moments are so meaningful they become memories that last a lifetime. For some, those memories center on Christmas. In this book you'll find Christmas stories from 34 authors. They range from serious to funny, sad to joyful, entertaining to insightful. All are encouraging and inspiring. Each points to the same thing: The reason for the Christmas season is celebration of Jesus' birth! The most important part of Christmas is Christ. So while Christmas day comes but once and year, and years give us Christmas memories that last a lifetime, the Spirit of Christmas is eternal. And the way we keep Christmas sends a message to the world about what we believe. Contributors Hannah Alexander, Max Elliott Anderson, David Knox Barker, Penny A. Bragg, Gary L. Breezeel, Joann Claypoole, Susan Shelton Dollyhigh, Janice S. Garey, Tommy Scott Gilmore III, Gail Griner Golden, Gigi Graham, Lydia E. Harris, Lillian Humphries, John Kincaid, Alice Klies, Yvonne Lehman, Delores Liesner, Lori Marett, Dr. Julie Hale Maschhoff, Edie Melson, Sharon J. Morris, Vicki H. Moss, Kimberly Pickens, Deborah Raney, Colleen L. Reece, Linda Wood Rondeau, Toni Armstrong Sample, Sherry Schumann, Nate Stevens, Fran Lee Strickland, Ann Tatlock, Stephanie Grace Whitson, Eric Wiggin, Dr. Rhett H. Wilson, Sr.

Moments for Christmas


Author: Robert Strand
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
ISBN: 0892212659
Category: Religion
Page: 112
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Written in Robert Strand's unique storytelling style, Moments for Christmas contains 30 inspiring true stories along with relevant Scripture verse. Complete with photos, the two-color interiors compliment the elegant covers to make each a great gift idea for any memorable moment.

Christmas Memories and Merry Moments


Author: Glenn Martin
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 059530284X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 168
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A collection of stories from the author's life about his experiences celebrating the Christmas holiday.

Christmas Moments:

Tales of Comfort and Joy
Author: Ken Casey
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781791615628
Category:
Page: 89
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Bring the warmth of this season into your heart with these 12 tales of Christmas. In this inspirational short story collection set around the country, we explore modern tidings of comfort and joy. Witness an exceptional purchase at a Christmas Bazaar, marvel at the selections at an out-of-the-way candy shop, and experience the strength of friendship in the city. Cheer for the rescuers at a snowed-in mountain resort, give the ultimate gift to your cat and your dog, and rejoice in hearts filling from that which was thought lost.But wait, there's more! Will there be a 'man in red' or a 'man in green'? Explore the joy of giving as one of Santa's Helpers, take a magical bicycle excursion through time, and learn the sentiments behind two family's special antique ornaments.Join us for 12 heartwarming tales of faith, hope, and charity told over the Christmas holiday season.Grab a candy cane, some hot chocolate, and nestle in a chair by the fire. The glory of Christmas awaits you, as you retire.Bonus flash-fiction story 'Our First Noel 2100' at the end of this book.

Forever Young


Author: D. B. Clark
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1411616502
Category:
Page: 58
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Eighty-one original poems, some for children and some for adults, celebrating the joy of being a child or an adult who wants to hold on to chldhood joy

Precious Moments: My Christmas Bible Storybook


Author: Thomas Nelson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1400321417
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 34
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Share the real meaning of Christmas with your little one! Children look forward to Christmas all year long, but they need to know that its true meaning is about much more than decorating cookies and opening gifts. It’s about the greatest Gift of all! These sweet stories, songs, prayers, and scriptures are combined with charming illustrations from Precious Moments® to help your child understand and celebrate the wonders of Jesus’ birth.

The Little Toy Soldier on the Covered Bridge

A Christmas Encounter in the Miniature New England Village of Duxbury
Author: C. Coolidge Wilson
Publisher: Lighthouse Point Press
ISBN: 9780963796677
Category: Christian life
Page: 194
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Three children are visiting their grandparents in Vermont and find a toy soldier and toy dog in the snow. The toys come to life and inform the children that they want to find the little boy who had left them there. Together they are magically transported through a potbelly stove in a general store to another store in the miniature village of Duxbury where they experience a number of fantastical adventures.

The Nurse Who Saved Christmas


Author: Janice Lynn
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 9781426879906
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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Nurse Abby Arnold loves Christmas, and this year she knows exactly what she's wishing for—Dr. Dirk Kelley! After their one incredible night together, Dirk made it clear he wasn't looking for commitment—but surely she's not imagining that sparkle in his eyes whenever he looks her way? Dirk hates the holiday season, but Abby's festive cheer is infectious. Before he knows it, Dirk is finding Miss Merry Christmas more tempting by the day. Then Abby becomes pregnant! Now Dirk must convince Abby that there's nothing he wants more than a lifetime of Christmases by her side….

Rescued by His Christmas Angel


Author: Cara Colter
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1426876106
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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Teacher Morgan McGuire is determined to embrace her newfound independence. Until one of her pupils needs her in ways she never expected. Soon Morgan's life becomes intertwined with that of sexy but cynical Nate Hathoway and his adorable daughter. Christmas is hard for single father Nate, and the last thing he needs is Morgan reminding him of his private fear: that he's hopelessly inadequate for the role of daddy…. But as Nate is drawn ever closer to warm, generous Morgan, his hardened heart begins to thaw….

Merry Christmas Moments

51 Stories about the Wonder of Christmas
Author: Yvonne Lehman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781604950335
Category: Religion
Page: 168
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A collection of stories that show no matter what our circumstances, at Christmastime we find happiness and joy when we decide not to focus on ourselves or the decorations and the gifts, but choose to celebrate Christ's birth.

ADDITIONAL XMAS MOMENTS


Author: Yvonne Lehman
Publisher: Divine Moments
ISBN: 9781604950236
Category: Religion
Page: 192
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In this third installment of Christmas Moments, 55 authors share 67 stories designed to encourage readers to recognize the evidence of Christ in their own lives.

About Yvonne: A Novel


Author: Donna Masini
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393347869
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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"A haunting novel of sexual obsession." —The New York Times Book Review "I have been stalking my husband's lover", claims Terry Spera, the obsessive, humorously edgy narrator of this intelligent and highly erotic tour de force, an auspicious debut novel The Washington Post hailed as "wonderfully impressive." Literally following in the footsteps of the young woman with whom she is certain her husband is having an affair, Terry eventually enters Yvonne's apartment, her closet, her medicine cabinet—and her life. As she strives to maintain a semblance of normalcy with her husband, Mark, a SoHo art dealer, Terry, and the reader, veer from certainty to uncertainty. Is Mark really having an affair? With breathless energy, a deeply engaging voice, and a searing sensuality, Donna Masini illuminates the dim and fragmented terrain of a woman's inner life with the wit and passion of a dazzling literary talent. About Yvonne is a compelling, witty, beautifully written story of New York at the end of this century and of a woman at the end of her rope.

Defining Moments

First Lesson Sermons for Advent/Christmas/Epiphany, Cycle B
Author: William L. Self
Publisher: CSS Publishing
ISBN: 0788013769
Category: Religion
Page: 120
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The Old Testament readings in the lectionary are often neglected during the Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany seasons in favor of the more direct and easier-to-preach New Testament passages. William Self brings his creative imagination to these scriptural passages and gives them new life for the preacher. The sermons of this veteran preacher are written with the pew in mind. They are for people who hurt, for people who wait, for people who face defining moments, and for churches that struggle to proclaim the Gospel. Amply illustrated from life and literature, these sermons can be read for inspiration by lay persons and clergy alike. William L. Self has a national reputation as a gifted preacher, pastor, author, lecturer, motivational speaker for corporate America, and innovator in church growth. He achieved considerable acclaim during his 26-year pastorate at the Wieuca Road Baptist Church in Atlanta. His leadership and substantial influence have brought Johns Creek Baptist Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, a burgeoning suburb north of Atlanta, to the vanguard of fast-growing congregations. Dr. Self is a graduate of Stetson University, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (B.D.), and Candler School of Theology (S.T.D.). He has received honorary degrees from Stetson University, Mercer University, and Han Yang University in Seoul, Korea. The McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University has established the William L. Self Preaching Lectureship in his honor.

Christmas Promises


Author: N.A
Publisher: Booktango
ISBN: 1468920812
Category:
Page: N.A
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Magical Moments


Author: Thomas Wood
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462858600
Category: Self-Help
Page: 79
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Magical Moments...Short stories, some very funny and some quite sad, about an ordinary man’s life; from his youth in the depression days; to the adventures of a growing boy; the courting of his wife and the rising of his family. You will find yourself either laughing out loud or shedding tears as you read. They will probably remind you of some of your own life’s “magical moments” back in the “good old days”. These stories may even inspire you to write a book of your own “magical moments” for your grandchildren and great-grandchildren to read.

Defining Moments

A True Story of War, Family Conflict & Reconciliation
Author: ROBERT DUSTMAN
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781463416904
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 220
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“Defining Moments” is the compelling true life story of one American soldier’s adventures in the South Pacific during World War II. It is a captivating tale of war behind the front lines as revealed through the prism of the more than 300 letters this young G.I. from rural Ohio wrote to his family between the years 1940-45. This memoir, written by the soldier’s eldest son, captures in vivid detail Bill Dustman’s transformation from a boy into a man. The book presents, in candid detail, the “defining moments” which shaped this young man’s life after he was freed from the bucolic, but cloistered environment of his rural hometown to experience an unfamiliar and uncaring world over which he had little control. “Defining Moments” graphically and honestly paints a word picture of Bill’s romantic liaisons, his conflicted relationships with fellow G.I.’s, the bizarre, humorous, and even tragic moments that he encountered during his exciting odyssey through the mosquito-infested jungles of Fiji and Solomon Islands to the more inviting tropical beauty of the Philippines. “Defining Moments” traces not only Bill Dustman’s physical journey through war, but also his psychological and emotional sojourn as he battled to cope with fear, anger, frustration, self-doubt and sadness because of his long separation from family. This book will resonate with every reader on some very personal level. The portrait that emerges is of a man in search of himself and the meaning of his own existence in a world that no longer made sense to him. But this is also the tale of a family in crisis, whose love and respect for another, so strong during the war years, was severely tested in the post-war years and beyond. We have a front row seat to the drama of a family from America’s heartland as it struggles to retain the closeness that once bound them together, but which began to crumble due to unfortunate and unforeseen, but preventable, circumstances. This is an inspiring story of survival, sacrifice, faith, hope and in the end, reconciliation.

Shining Moments

Visions Of The Holy In Ordinary Lives, Cycle A
Author: John E. Sumwalt,Ralph Milton
Publisher: CSS Publishing
ISBN: 0788023276
Category: Religion
Page: 201
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The Bible is filled with stories of shining moments -- Moses' face shone as he came down from the mountain with the ten commandments; Jesus' face changed and his clothes became dazzling white in a transfiguration witnessed by the disciples; Paul was blinded by a light and heard the voice of Christ on the road to Damascus -- and many modern Christians have had equally life-changing experiences of the Lord's power and presence. In this third volume of the acclaimed Visions series, 60 contributors share their authentic, intensely personal accounts of holy experiences. Rosmarie Trapp of the Sound of Music family tells of a moment of assurance when "the Lord visited me in a bright, golden light" whose "golden glow brought peace to my soul." Ralph Milton, author of the historical novel Julian's Cell, describes a visitation by his late sister: "We were singing together as we often did as children ... I don't recall ever having a memory or dream as clear and powerful as that one, and it left me with a sense of joy and peace." Karen Steinke recounts the warmth she felt at the moment of her baptism: "I looked up to see the form of Jesus with an overpowering light surrounding him ..." Whether they relate transforming moments like visions, healings, or visitations by angels, joyous moments like being in the presence of a loved one who has died, or just the simple sense of God's presence while singing in church or sitting in a sunny meadow on a warm spring day, the vignettes in Shining Moments are a testament to the indescribable comfort and peace of an encounter with the divine. And because each story also illustrates a scripture passage, Shining Moments is a valuable preaching resource and an excellent catalyst for small group discussion. But even more, this book provides inspiring and heart-warming reading for personal devotion and spiritual growth. Praise for other volumes in the Visions series: This wonderful collection of stories reminds us of a fact our world desperately needs to know -- that God is alive and well and ready to be at work in our daily lives. J. Ellsworth Kalas Author of New Testament Stories from the Back Side A noted storyteller, John E. Sumwalt is the pastor of Wauwatosa Avenue United Methodist Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The author of CSS'Lectionary Stories series, Sumwalt leads seminars and retreats on sharing and understanding visions. He and his wife Jo Perry-Sumwalt also are the editors of the online service StoryShare.