Monthly Archives: December 2012

GRIN AND SHARE IT: “Parking”


A minister parked his car in a no-parking zone in a large city because he was short of time and couldn’t find a space with a meter. So he put a note under the windshield wiper that read: “I have … Continue reading

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“Do some Christmas traditions have pagan origins?”


 There is no doubt that some of what we now refer to as Christmas traditions can be traced back, in some form, to pagan cultures and celebrations. The ringing of bells, for example, is generally thought to have had its … Continue reading

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GRIN AND SHARE IT: “Squirrels”


There were three country churches in a small Texas town: thePresbyterian church, the Methodist church and the Baptistchurch. Each church was overrun with pesky squirrels. One day, the Presbyterian church called a meeting to decidewhat to do about the squirrels. … Continue reading

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“Is it wrong to say ‘Xmas’ instead of ‘Christmas’?”


 There are many who view the word Xmas as part of an overall “war on Christmas.” They view it as a blatant attempt to take Christ out of Christmas. While it is undeniable that some use Xmas in that manner, the actual origin of … Continue reading

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GRIN AND SHARE IT: “The Impatient Holiday Shopper”


An impatient woman was waiting in the check-out line at a shopping center. Her arms were laden with a mop and broom and other cleaning supplies. By her actions and nasty tone, it was obvious she was unhappy about the … Continue reading

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“How wise were the Wise Men?”


 We assume that there were three wise men because of the three gifts that were given: gold, incense, and myrrh (Matthew 2:11). However, the Bible does not say there were only three wise men. There could have been many more. … Continue reading

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GRIN AND SHARE IT: “Tension”


There was a church where the preacher and the song leader were not getting along. This began to spill over into the worship service. One week the preacher preached on commitment, and how we should dedicate ourselves to service. The … Continue reading

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“Should we give gifts at Christmas?


 Many people take the idea of gift giving at Christmas back to the scripture in Matthew 2:10-11which talks about the Magi (wise men) giving gifts to Jesus at his home: “When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming … Continue reading

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GRIN AND SHARE IT: “The Christmas Tree”


There were two blondes who went deep into the woods searching for a Christmas tree. After hours of subzero temperatures and a few close calls with hungry wolves, one blonde turned to the other and said, “I’m chopping down the … Continue reading

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