Savoring Advent

Advent. Perhaps my favorite time of the year. The reflection, the anticipation and the preparation. Reflection. So many times throughout scripture we see the mandate to “remember”. Remember that you were slaves in Egypt and that the Lord your God brought you out of there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. (Deut. 5.15) Remember the wonders he …

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Listen To Their Story

We ended up sitting in the front row (we like to think it was first class, but in reality, it was just the first row) on our flight home last week. My daughter sat by the window and I was sandwiched in between her and a gentleman to my left. After the flight took off …

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Bloom Where You’re Planted!

Jeremiah 29.4-7 The Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, sends this message to all the captives he has exiled to Babylon from Jerusalem: “Build homes, and plan to stay. Plant gardens and eat the food you produce. Marry and have children. Then find spouses for them and have many grandchildren. Multiply! Do not dwindle away! …

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