By Jennifer Basye Sander
There is something actually magical approximately Christmas. jam-packed with notable precise tales of the kindness of strangers and the benefits of responded prayers, this assortment with its small miracles really captures the spirit of the season.
These tales of desire, religion and pleasure are a relocating tribute to the real that means of Christmas and remind us all that the best presents in lifestyles cannot be present wrapped.
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