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Episode 35: “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”

December 15, 2021
00:00 18:28
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Will our troubles really be "out of sight" next Christmas? The Bible doesn't say that. We are those who live knowing that "in this world you will have trouble..." Thankfully, the end of this Bible verse ends with a firm promise - "but take heart! I have overcome the world."

In this episode, Chara discusses how our hearts can be light this Christmas while not denying that trouble will surely come.

Verses referenced: John 16:33; John 14:3; Luke 2:10-11; Matthew 1:23; Psalm 34:18; Zephaniah 3:17; Psalm 23; Isaiah 9:6

Articles referenced:
Christmas Mourning by Chara Donahue:
When Peace on Earth Seems Impossible by Chara Donahue:
Christmas Bells by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:
The Original Lyrics to ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ Weren’t Very Merry at All by Maddy Shaw Roberts:

Songs referenced: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane:

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Chara Donahue is a co-author of the Bible study 1, 2 & 3 John: Experiencing Transformation and is working on her next book. She is an adjunct professor at her local university, holds an MSEd, and is passionate about seeing people set free through God's truths. She is the founder and editor of Anchored Voices, and host of the podcast The Bible Never Said That, which you can listen to on Get in touch with her on Facebook or Twitter.
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