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Dec 19

Celebrating Christmas When My Faith is Full of Doubt

By Steve Austin | Best of Messy Grace , Current Events , faith , Messy Grace

I’m not sure why you clicked on this story, but I feel like it should come with a disclaimer. The goal of this article is not to get you to say “Happy Holidays.”  I’m not a soldier in the “War on Christmas.” Leave the baby Jesus in the manger and say “Merry Christmas” to whomever […]

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Dec 05

Something For Everyone: My 10 Favorite Gifts of 2017

By Steve Austin | Best of Messy Grace , Current Events , Millennials

Your Christmas shopping just got a whole lot easier. Okay, Okay, I know you don’t know me as a professional shopper, but if I was, these are the things that would make it on my must-have list for the year. There’s something for everyone. Here’s my favorite gifts of 2017. If you’re looking for a […]

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Dec 13

When Christmas isn’t the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

By Steve Austin | Current Events , Mental Health

If Christmas is less-than the most wonderful time of the year for you, I get it. Christmastime in Alabama is rarely ever physically cold, but getting together with people who just don’t get you can send a chill down the warmest of veins. If you have trouble surviving Santa, here’s 6 things that have helped me brave the cold during the holidays.

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Dec 09

In the Delivery Room: An Advent Lesson

By Steve Austin | Current Events , faith , Messy Grace

I’ll never forget walking back into the delivery room after my wife received her spinal block. My son was on the way. I was proud and excited and anxious but I was not prepared for the sights and sounds of the delivery room. I remember the doctor asking if I wanted to help and for the first thirty minutes or more, I opted to stand at the head of the hospital bed, offering encouragement and letting my wife nearly squeeze my hand numb.

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