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Meditations for a miserable Christmas

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Published by St. Martin"s Paperbacks in New York .
Written in English

  • Christmas -- Humor.

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    StatementDan Goodman.
    LC ClassificationsMLCS 2001/06872 (B)
    The Physical Object
    Pagination104 p. ;
    Number of Pages104
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL301108M
    ISBN 100312964625
    LC Control Number97208352

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You’re going to walk out of here in just a few minutes. If you know him as your Savior, if you embrace him this Christmas as your Lord and the treasure of your life, you will walk out with Jesus and he will never leave you. He wants to minister to you tonight. And my guess is that some of you came in here off of a pretty crabby Christmas Eve.

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“O what a miserable and woeful. Christmas Meditations* It was the first Christmas after becoming a mother that the significance of those familiar words, “Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given,” dawned on me. *The words in italics are all taken from a paragraph on page 25 in the book “The Desire of Ages.”.

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