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“Whatever you do, do well. For when you go to the grave, there will be no work or planning or knowledge or wisdom.” Ecclesiastes 9:10 What talents and gifts have you been given? What abilities can you use for the kingdom? Personally speaking, I often question if what I have is enough. Can I actually change the world with what little I have? I’m sure some of you have asked yourselves the same question before, but I have a little reminder for us all. If God has given it to you, it’s enough. Do not underestimate the power of faithfulness…

“Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,” Matthew 2:1 Although the Wise Men are often included in Nativity scenes and in pictures of Christmas, we know that they did not visit a baby in a manger. When they arrived in Bethlehem, Joseph and Mary were living in a house and Jesus was nearing two years old. This Christmas many of us drove a long distance to be with our family for Christmas. We were willing to spend hours on the road…

“The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23 Today is commonly known as “Boxing Day”. Several theories exist on how Boxing Day got its name. It may come from a tradition in the U.K. in which household employers boxed gifts for their servants. Whatever its origin, today in Canada it is the biggest shopping day of the year. People will be flocking to the stores looking for bargains. It used to be the day when some people returned things that they had received to exchange them for something better or different. No matter how…