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🎄 The King Has Come (First Place)

December 22, 2016 by  
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Tweet The King Has Come by Swanee Ballman I, Learsi, soldier in the army of the Most High God, have witnessed amazing events. I saw the Great I AM change darkness into light. I observed the expulsion of Lucifer from heaven. I blocked the Garden entrance when Adam and Eve departed, never to return. At more »

🎄 The Worker in Wood (Second Place)

December 22, 2016 by  
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Tweet The Worker in Wood by Lynda Schultz Lovingly, he caressed the smooth surface of the oak. He had carefully cut it, shaped it, and planed it until it lay finished before him—the most beautiful cradle. It was fit for a king. Joseph remembered the stories of old, the story of Abraham sitting under the more »

🎄 A Crown Fit For a King (Third Place)

December 22, 2016 by  
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Tweet A Crown Fit For a King by Sherri Woodbridge “Hurry up, Benji!” Benji pulled the old hay out of the stall as Caleb, his brother, pushed the feed trough to the corner. “I’m hurryin’!”, Benji retorted. A lamb bleated in disapproval of having been jostled with Benji’s last bundle of hay. Caleb grabbed the more »

🎄 The Royal Procession (Honorable Mention)

December 22, 2016 by  
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Tweet   The Royal Procession by Donna Powers There was a deafening hush when the King left the room. The throne where He had sat for so long lay empty; His absence from the seat was almost palpable for those gathered.  As long as any could remember, the King had been seated on the right more »

🎄 The Ornament (Honorable Mention)

December 22, 2016 by  
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Tweet The Ornament by Maria Taormina Elise sat listening to Mrs. O’Leary at Bible school telling the Christmas story.  As the class ended, she gave each child a Christmas ornament with a scene of baby Jesus in a manger with Mary and Joseph, three Wise men on camels and the Star of Bethlehem shining brightly more »

🎄 The Throne and the King (Honorable Mention)

December 22, 2016 by  
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Tweet   The Throne and the King by Zach Fox And the day had started with such promise. Bradley jiggled his leg as he sat scowling at his assignment. He was a bright boy, earning top marks in every subject. He loved his little Christian school, sporting a pressed uniform and cardigan, but most of more »

🎄 A Single Glance

December 22, 2016 by  
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Tweet   A Single Glance by Joe Moreland When I was a kid, it was always difficult to sleep on Christmas Eve. Like every other child in the world, I was restive with anticipation. My siblings and I were not allowed out of bed until the sun came up, but we were always awake before more »

🎄 Not Mine to Keep

December 22, 2016 by  
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Tweet   Not Mine to Keep by Debbie Roome The light of the star drenched their faces, outlining their robes in gold and silver. Whispers echoed through silent streets. “This must be the place … it’s as the angel said … the Messiah must be here.” I watched through the stable entrance as they moved more »

🎄 Christmas Cookies

December 22, 2016 by  
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Tweet   Christmas Cookies by Maria Taormina Mrs. Claus was trying new recipes for Christmas cookies.  Santa held a plate with five cookies, a cup of coffee and the newspaper. He sat down in his recliner and adjusted the chair back a bit. This was one of his favorite things.  As he tasted each cookie more »

🎄 Worthy of Worship

December 22, 2016 by  
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Tweet   Worthy of Worship by Sherri Woodbridge “Grammy, can you tell us a Christmas story?” “Of course,” she answered as she and her three grandchildren settled onto the couch. Clara sat on her right side with a Bible on her lap, opened to the book of Luke. John sat to her left, and Finn more »

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