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Director’s Column

I am glad it is Christmas time

As I write this, the global economy is under stress. Recent news talked of local businesses that are closing their doors. By the time you read this, our next president will have been elected.

There is a profound sense that we are standing in a place and time we have never been before.

By the way – it’s Christmas time …

I am glad it is Christmas time:

  • I know who Christmas is about: Jesus Christ.
  • Giving, good will and sharing abounds this time of year.
  • Hope, peace, joy and love characterize Christmas.
  • We think about the important things in life.
  • The heart of Christmas always stays the same.

In a world of change and uncertainty, Jesus came to offer us a relationship that will last forever. The qualities of this relationship produce peace, hope, joy and love.

I may not know where my 401(k) is headed, but I do know who Christmas is about.
It’s Christmas time.

Ed McDowell
Executive Director

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