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Fear Not

Luke 2: 10 – “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy . . .” It was dark. The sheep were doing whatever it is that sheep do once night falls. The shepherds were keeping a … Continue reading

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O Come

O come, O come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel that mourns in lonely exile here until the Son of God appear.  Can you feel the ache, the longing, the sadness, the darkness? 400 years of silence between the books of … Continue reading

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The Long Wait

I have been blessed to meet Ced & Jean Dale. He turned 100 just before Thanksgiving. She is 95. They will have been married 72.5 years on Christmas Eve. It is so beautiful to be with them. To see the … Continue reading

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Even Santa Needs a Savior

“He’s making a list, checking it twice, gonna find out who’s naughty or nice….” The songs and folklore of Christmas tell us that Santa is not only a mystical altruistic giver of gifts to children around the world, but that … Continue reading

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Bad Memories and the Anticipation of Christmas

So Christmas is always a time of anticipation, right? We look forward to the parties, the food, the presents, the beautiful candlelit midnight service. One of the things I always enjoyed as a kid was the model train sets. I … Continue reading

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Give Me Jesus

John 6:35 Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.   As I was putting the lights on our Christmas Tree this … Continue reading

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Heaven on Earth: We Need it Now

The other night I was working, getting ready for our high school gathering, Breakaway, listening to iTunes , studying, writing, and praying. A song I don’t usually listen to came up on my playlist, usually I skip over these hoping to find … Continue reading

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Advent and the Internet Age

Author’s Note:  The irony of the fact that this essay about Advent is being transmitted to you, good reader, across the internet, is not lost on me.  *wink* For you I wait all the day long.  -Psalm 25:5 Everybody’s “doing” … Continue reading

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A God Who Draws Near

Throughout scripture we see many pictures of God. He is holy, powerful, sovereign, just, wise, and so much more. But one picture of God that really amazes me is that he is a God who draws near. In the very … Continue reading

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