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If the origin of Christmas is “pagan,” should Christians celebrate the holiday?

As we approach the Christmas holiday, Christians will often be challenged by those who note the “pagan” origin of Christmas. As a result, some Christians believe we should not celebrate the holiday at all, given the origin of its elements. … Continue reading

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A Christmas Story – Part 2

Yesterday, I began a Christmas story that came from my book Bryson City Seasons. Part 1 can be found here. This is the second of three parts. I hope it will be a Christmas blessing for you and yours:

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A Christmas Story – Part 1

My most popular books, at least based upon sales and letters, are the Bryson City series. In the second book in this series, Bryson City Seasons, I wrote about an encounter with a patient on Christmas 1982 in Bryson City, North … Continue reading

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A Christmas story – Part 3

Monday, I began a Christmas story that came from my book Bryson City Seasons. Part 2 was posted Wednesday. Here’s the last of three parts. I hope it’s been a Christmas blessing for you and yours: ======================================= “Evan, I know God … Continue reading

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A Christmas story – Part 2

Last time, I began a Christmas story that came from my book Bryson City Seasons. Here’s the second of three parts. I hope it will be a Christmas blessing for you and yours: ================================================ I passed through the lobby and … Continue reading

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A Christmas story – Part 1

My most popular books, at least based upon sales and letters, are the Bryson City series. The series includes: Bryson City Tales: Stories of a Doctor’s First Year of Practice in the Smoky Mountains (read a chapter here) Bryson City Seasons: More … Continue reading

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Families can find joy in pared-down, simpler holidays

The stock market has sunk. Your retirement account is evaporating. Bankruptcies, layoffs and home foreclosures dominate the news. Joy to the world? It’s that glorious time of year, but with money-related worry and sadness so prevalent, how can anyone get … Continue reading

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