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CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS: FOR PROGRESS AND JOY IN THE FAITH

"What are some of your family Christmas traditions?" our young friend recently asked us over dinner—not an uncommon question this time of year. Christmas, more than any other holiday, seems to draw up deep longings. We revere the ancient story, eternal in its significance and surrounded by mystery. We yearn for the season to be filled with meaning, a meaning we can embrace and pass on to others. So we look for special ways to celebrate Christmas, to make it our own.

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Modesty, Beauty, and Men. Why Should We Care?

We live in a day of exhibitionism, and summer exaggerates the desire for more skin to be shown. Yet, our appearance is one of the most powerful ways we have of sending a message about the condition of our hearts. Do we ever ask ourselves, "What message am I sending?" We hear exhortations to be modest in the way we dress. With different opinions swirling around about necklines and skirt length, how should we understand biblical modesty?

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In Light of Eternity

These past few months have taught me that soon, very soon, my earthly race will be over. How can I go deeper with God, give myself more devotedly to His children, and serve His cause in the world today? I want every day in 2014 to count for eternity.

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Lessons Learned From Mom Ortlund

My mother-in-law died on November 4, and I miss her so. She was a radiant, life-giving servant of Christ who loved me—and many others—with all her heart. We walk in mournful joy these days. Now it is my turn to mother our family. Her memory will continue to influence me until I see her again. Here are a few of the biblical life principles she taught me.

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