Monthly Archives: December 2017

Advent Day 15: Listen

You have seen many things, but you pay no attention; your ears are open, but you do not listen. – Isaiah 42:20 Listen. God is communicating to us messages of hope. Unfortunately, hearing is not the same as listening. At … Continue reading

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Advent Day 14: The Gift of Forgiveness

So if you are offering your gift at the altar and remember there that another believer has something against you, leave your gift at the altar. First go away and make peace with that person. Then come back and offer … Continue reading

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Advent Day 13: From the Heart

When they entered the house, they saw the Child with His mother Mary. So they bowed down and worshiped Him. Then they opened their treasure chests and offered Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. – Matthew 2:11 Everyone loves … Continue reading

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Advent Day 12: Shepherds

That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep.  Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, but the angel reassured … Continue reading

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Advent Day 11: Gifts

Oh, the joys of those who are kind to the poor! The Lord rescues them when they are in trouble. – Psalm 41:1 As we are consumed with getting those special things for our loved ones and friends at this … Continue reading

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Advent Day 10: The Star

When they saw the star, they were filled with joy! – Matthew 2:10 Seeing the Star of Bethlehem brought great joy to the angels who brought it, the wise men who sought it, and the shepherds who were caught off … Continue reading

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Advent Day 9: Christ in a Real World

This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger. – Luke 2:12 Can you imagine the smell of the stable where Jesus was born? If the shepherds expected to … Continue reading

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Advent Day 8: The Smell of Hope

Then Mary took a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. – John 12:3 (NIV) Science … Continue reading

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Advent Day 7: Picture Perfect

Then young women will dance and be glad, young men and old as well. I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow. – Jeremiah 31:13 Expectations of a “perfect” Christmas are … Continue reading

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Advent Day 6: The Invitation

Be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is good and acceptable and the perfect will of God. – Romans 12:2b In the Christmas story, God sent many invitations: to Mary and Joseph to raise … Continue reading

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