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Advent is a time of personal preparation for Christmas. And we have to be prepared if we want to see God’s work. We have to stay awake and be alert so that Christmas can be meaningful. We have to prepare our hearts as well as our homes. A God Alert

A woman and her daughter were out Christmas shopping on the day after Thanksgiving. Just as everyone had predicted, the crowds were awful. They had to skip lunch because they were on a tight schedule.

Toward the end of the day, Mom was hungry, tired and her feet were killing her. She was getting more and more irritable. As they left the last store, she turned to her daughter and asked, “Did you see the nasty look that salesman gave me?”

Her daughter answered, “He didn’t give it to you, Mom. You had it when you went in.”

If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely……

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