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    Be quiet and listen to the true meaning of Christmas

    As the song goes, this is truly “the most wonderful time of the year.” We decorate our houses with brightly colored lights and beautiful greenery. Christmas albums are pulled off the shelf, filling our homes, cars and offices with the sounds of the season. Families get together for Christmas parties to share holiday spirits, cookies, fruit cakes and good cheer. Companies briefly put aside the bottom line to hold office parties where employees can bond beyond the project lists and whiteboards. Shoppers invade the malls and stores, looking for that special gift for that special someone. The stores pack their shelves with new products and flood the market with newspaper…

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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…