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Peace

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Peace is a wonderful theme for Advent, and the Bible has much to say about it......

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Hope

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I know little of hope, except perhaps the shadowy thing that normally takes its name......

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Messenger or Message?

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“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the farthest parts of the earth” (Acts 1:8 NET)....

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After Sunset

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We near Easter as the disciples neared the resurrection. Indeed, we near our own resurrection as they neared his. Christ has gone, and yet we walk. But like those pinks and oranges, like the stars that break the black, the Spirit now breathes Christ into all the empty spaces....

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Disconnected Petrified Hearts

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“Yet even now,” the Lord says, “return to me with all your heart...

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Spiritual Satisfaction

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"When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what i...

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Waiting for God in Silence

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Psalm 62:5 For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him....

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Until Then, Hope

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Ash Wednesday recently fell in the middle of an historic winter storm in Texas......

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The Bread of Life

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"Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry" (Matthew 4:1-2)....

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Save Us! Save Us!

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Most of us reflect on 2020 as a year that rarely felt safe. So, what does the theme of Salvation have to do with Advent? What are we being saved from exactly?...

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