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“Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.” Colossians 3:2. The Oscillating Fan Syndrome Have you ever sat amidst other people in a humid room that is void of air conditioning? It is insufferable unless there is a small tripod fan in the corner that is oscillating back and forth, giving you a brief moment of respite when the warm air hits your perspired brow. One fan in a humid room can only do so much among so many people. Multitaskers are like an oscillating fan, trying desperately to meet people’s needs with…

“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…

“And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.” Luke 2:4-5 This Christmas week I will be traveling with my daughter. her husband, and  my grandson to visit my son and his family. We will be in a warm, comfortable vehicle, enjoying each other’s company. There will be places along the way where we will stop for something to eat. When we reach…