Children donned halos, robes and head scarves at First Presbyterian Church's Christmas Eve service to retell the birth of Jesus Christ, the child that Christians believe is God's greatest gift to humankind.
Like a Christmas miracle, one day out of the blue a 10-foot-tall cross adorned with sparkling lights appeared - seemingly floating over the lake by Thompson Bridge Road near Gainesville First United Methodist Church.
The model car lay shattered on the basement floor, its pieces scattered in every direction.
For weeks, a young Tod Peavy had tinkered and toiled and thought of nothing but this car. But his foster mother resented the red roadster. She hadn't given it to him. Instead, a holiday well-wisher purchased the present for an anonymous foster child, and caseworkers put the toy in the boy's hands for Christmas.