Author: Carla Alvarez

Christmas, Candy Canes, and Chaos

A week ago my daughter, Avery, came home from a church LEAD team party bubbling with stories of her friends.  She had a candy cane in hand and showed me the card with a poem about candy canes.  I’m sure you’ve seen it:

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St Nicholas and Isaiah 58

As I mentioned in another post, I go into the Kingwood Garden Center once a week to get information for their newsletter.  This week Michal wanted to include a blurb titled “Ho, Ho, Ho!  Merry Citrus” as a lead in to suggest giving citrus trees as gifts.

As I started gathering the information, the thought crossed my mind to see if there was actually a connection between Christmas and oranges.  So I googled “Christmas and oranges” and a whole series of articles on oranges in Christmas stockings and St. Nicholas came up.

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The Year of Open Doors

The Hebrew year 5774 began on September 4th with Rosh Hashanah. Each Hebrew letter also has a numerical value and pictorial meaning. I found a beautiful article explaining the meaning the year that just commenced.

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The Synchronicity of God

A week ago, the director of my Bible study asked if anyone would share their testimony of how they came to know Jesus as their personal Savior.  Several people shared their story.  As I listened, I was thinking, “I should really video these.”

So, I brought my tablet on Sunday planning to ask a few of the people who shared the week before if I could record them.  Becky just happened to be the first person that I asked.  And this is her story:

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