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    Christmas love transforms and empowers our lives

    Darkness has covered the earth; thick clouds of intolerance, aggression and greed hang low among the peoples. Despite this ill weather, the weary world still clings to the prophets’ hopeful words that love will rain down and a Savior will spring forth from the earth. Patience, people, for the Lord is coming. High above Whoville on the top of Mount Crumpit, the Grinch is in a sour mood. He dreads this time of year because the Whos make so much noise during Christmas. All their celebrating, feasting and horn-blowing drives him crazy. How can he stop Christmas from coming? On the edge of town, Charlie Brown is confused. He usually…

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    Count your blessings regardless of your ups and downs

    Keep in the middle of the road. – Negro spiritual According to news reports, last Monday (Jan. 23) was the gloomiest day of 2006. With dreary weather, letdowns from the joyous holidays, the realization that you’ve already broken your New Year’s resolution and the mail delivery of December credit card bills, many folks would feel overwhelmed and depressed. In these times of despair, it’s very easy to think how things could be different if only some good fortune came your way. A new job, more money, a new . . . something to make your life better than the way it is now. Yet, there’s always a catch – the…