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Homeless kids and Christmas

Each year Children’s Bureau helps thousands of kids in Indiana each year.  For 2014, 47,000 kids were helped in some way through foster care, adoption, counseling, treatment, homeless shelter, etc.  At Christmas time each year hundreds are kids are placed on an online Christmas tree.  A giving family will read a few notes about the… Read more »

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The Thrill of Christmas without Christ

Maybe you’re afraid to say this out loud but somewhere inside you find yourself thinking, Christmas without Christ is exciting and fun.  Ok, so I just offended half of you reading this, but stay with me. The cast of characters for Christmas continues to grow, Santa Claus, Rudolph the red nosed reindeer, the Grinch, Frosty… Read more »

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Our Annual Christmas Shopping Trip

For 12 or 13 years in a row, Aaron and I go Christmas shopping together.    Christmas shopping was always torture for me prior to this yearly shopping trip.  I couldn’t take the kids to shop for my wife because they can’t keep their little mouths shut.  If I tell them NOT to tell their mother,… Read more »

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The Brightly Lit Christmas Tree

This particular year would be more like the Griswald family Christmas instead of the postcard perfect Christmas. My family was very traditional around Christmas.  We had a traditional meal, the same decorations and the same gift giving activities.  My mom was always someone who liked to have the house decorated.  So the men of the house would… Read more »