Merry Christmas, everyone!

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God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith; the warmth of Christmas, which is love; the radiance of Christmas, which is purity; the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice; the belief in Christmas, which is truth; the all of Christmas, which is Christ.
– Wilda English

Rapunzel

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Faith of Our Fairy Tales #9 (Original story)

Story Scripture: …Mercy triumphs over judgment. – James 2:13

Story Saying: I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice. – Abraham Lincoln

Behind the Story: Rapunzel is a fairy tale favorite. It became even more of a favorite of mine after Disney released their 2010 twist on the story with Tangled. The original Rapunzel fairy tale and Tangled are different in more ways than one, but both are delightful nonetheless. When a man ventures into a forbidden garden to pick some rampion out of love for his wife who is expecting their first, much-longed-for child, he is caught by the enchantress who owns the garden. Continue reading

The Good Bargain

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Faith of Our Fairy Tales #6 (Original story)

Story Scripture: Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly. – Proverbs 14:29

Story Saying: Opportunity seldom rises with blood pressure. – Jarod Kintz

Behind the Story: In this story a peasant, whose name we are never told, does several things to make money. Unfortunately, he ends up losing all the money he makes because he does not make wise decisions and lets his temper get the best of him.

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