Cradle Building for Advent

Let’s be honest. Most of us don’t really know what to do with Advent. It seems like the rest of the world is barreling full-steam ahead into Christmas on board a glitzy, turbo-charged sleigh while the church plods along toward Bethlehem at a...

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What Do I Do with My Pain?

The holiday season is fast approaching.  This time of the year is often touted as “the happiest season of all.”   But this sentiment is not true for everyone.  The holiday season can be a time of great pain and grief for those who have lost loved...

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The Antidote to Worry

“Therefore, don’t worry and say, ‘What are we going to eat?’ or ‘What are we going to drink?’ or ‘What are we going to wear?’ Gentiles long for all these things. Your heavenly Father knows that you need them. Instead, desire first and foremost...

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A Light in the Darkness

“When the time came to completion, God sent His Son …”  Galatians 4:4 According to the way Christians in the church mark time, the season of Advent began on November 29.  In a very real and profound sense, though, it feels like we have been...

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