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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Don't Sanitize the Story

Born in a manger, in the humblest of conditions, amongst the straw and stink. 
He is with us, still.



"If we sanitize the Christmas story-eliminating it's earthiness, pain and struggle, we miss the truth of a God who deeply loves us. The birth of Jesus is the moment God came to dwell in our midst, to join us in our struggle." -Author, Shaun Dyer

Merry Christmas
Olive

14 comments:

  1. God bless you and your family!
    Merry Christmas, Olive, to you and yours.
    xoxox
    Alison

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  2. Merry Christmas Olive & Joe!!
    ♥'s
    Sherry

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  3. Olive and Joe,

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you both.

    Carol

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  4. Merry Christmas to you and yours. May your day be merry and bright!

    xo
    Claudia

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  5. Wonderful point! Thank you and Merry Christmas!

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  6. merry, merry, merry Christmas to you and yours!
    erin
    xxoo

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  7. Love this statement Olive. Have a blessed Christmas with your family. Ann

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  8. Merry Christmas Olive & Joe. Hope today has been special for you both too xx

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  9. Wise words. Love the bit about earthines.
    Merry Christmas
    I am having a wonderful Hoilday giveaway. The prize is a gorgeous Coastasl Style Interiors book. If you have a little time, I'd love it if you would join in.
    Carolyn xx

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  10. Jesus is the reason for the season, most of us, overlook that simple, very important detail. Richard from My Old Historic House.

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  11. Oh how fun, the pics are all so cute. Thanks, for letting me know I didn't have the linky up. It is now. Hope you link up, this is really cute. Hugs, Marty

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  12. Last week I watched the movie "The Nativity" on pay-per-view. It was a spur of the moment thing and it ended up being just what I needed. It sort of grounded me and took the emphasis off all the "hoopla." The movie definitely did not sugar-coat what really happened in the months before Christ was born. What Mary and Joseph went through was challenging to say the least. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Best wishes for 2012!

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I adore your comments. They are like finding unexpected chocolates. olive