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“Each person is given something to do that shows who God is.”

A thought by Max Lucado (2011-05-02) from his book, Cure for the Common Life(p. 1). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
I took a few days off to spend focus time with the eight members of my immediate family but I’m back now and ready to start a new year.I had been looking at Christmas from the view of three different authors and I thought they were great but I started looking at Amazon for a book to start the new year and I found this one by Max Lucado.This could be exactly what you need.
Max starts this first chapter by saying, “’Sweet spot.’ Golfers understand the term. So do tennis players. Ever swung a baseball bat or paddled a Ping-Pong ball? If so, you know the oh-so-nice feel of the sweet spot. Connect with these prime inches of real estate and kapow! The collective technologies of the universe afterburn the ball into orbit, leaving you Frisbee eyed and strutting. Your arm doesn’t tingle, and the ball doesn’t ricochet. Your bo…

“Christmas commemorates the day and the way God saved us from ourselves.”

A thought by Max Lucado (2016-09-13) from his book, Because of Bethlehem (with Bonus Content): Love Is Born, Hope Is Here (p. 27). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
Now this is one of the main if not the main reason for Christmas.
Max says, “Our parents didn’t teach us to throw temper tantrums; we were born with the skill. No one showed us how to steal a cookie from our sibling; we just knew. We never attended a class on pouting or passing the blame, but we could do both before we were out of our diapers. The heart of the human problem is the problem of the human heart.”
Max goes on, “Each one of us entered the world with a sin nature. God entered the world to take it away. Christmas commemorates the day and the way God saved us from ourselves.”
“Look carefully at the words the angel spoke to Joseph. Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy…

“Rational behavior is not one of our trademarks.”

A thought by Max Lucado (2016-09-13) from his book, Because of Bethlehem (with Bonus Content): Love Is Born, Hope Is Here(p. 13). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
That is so true isn’t it?
Max says, “Rational behavior is not one of our trademarks. But if you want to see people on the edge of insanity, just watch the way families treat their babies at Christmastime.”
He goes on, “The poor child has no warning. He is just starting to recover from the slide down the birth canal when the family begins decorating him as if he were a puppy in the dog parade. Red furry stocking cap with a white ball on the end. Goofy elfish shoes that curl at the toes. When this baby becomes a teen and wears baggy jeans and sports a tattoo, grown-ups will groan at the sight. But dress a six-month-old in suspenders and reindeer antlers? That’s cute. And the gifts we give. The little one can’t get out of her crib, yet ever-earnest Mommy has her hooked on pho…