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Preparing for Storms

The weather forecast called for snow, ice, and high winds. The parking lot at the grocery store was full. Inside people were scurrying everywhere with carts filled with essentials. Shelves were becoming bare. Meanwhile, phones were ringing off the hook at the generator supply company. We often wait to the last minute to prepare for…

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Life’s Big Questions

It was time for my morning prayer ritual. I stepped onto the back deck of my mountain home at 3am for my hot tub rendezvous with God. The frigid air smacked my skin. Its sting was amplified by the 30 mile per hour wind. With haste, I removed the cover. In an instant, I was…

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God Focused Plans for the New Year

Here we are at the beginning of yet another year. For some, last year was a difficult year, for others it was a good year, and still for others, 2021 marked their last year of life. Time marches on. It is now 2022. None of us knows what lies ahead. Have you made your New…

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Light Overcame Darkness

History is littered with the heinous and despicable acts of humankind. There has been no shortage of human atrocities. Our Savior came into the world as the Prince Of Peace, yet on the heels of His birth, a terrible atrocity occurred. Herod ordered the massacre of all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity two…

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The Incarnation of God

And the angel said to her, “The holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore, the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God” (Luke 1:35). Permit me to ask you two questions. Could anything else be written about the birth of…

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Have A Mary Christmas!

No that was not a typo, nor was it a spelling mistake, I meant to write “Mary Christmas” not Merry Christmas. Humans have always had heroes to look up to. History is filled with them. Christianity is filled with heroes too! We call them saints. Since the earliest days of Christianity, Mary has been considered…

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Parousia

On the night of Christ’s birth, there was no room in the inn for Joseph and Mary. As a result, Jesus was forced to be born in a messy stable. During Advent, He desires once again to be born into the messiness of our lives. Christ desires to be present in us. He also desires…

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Truth Decay

Christmas will be here soon. This season of Advent is a time for preparation. On Christmas Day, we will celebrate the birth of the Christ child. Why was Jesus born? We need not look any further than His own words to find out. “For this I was born and for this I came into the…

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A Day Set Aside To Give Thanks

Thanksgiving Day is almost here but retailers have already turned their focus to Christmas, and they want your focus there as well.  This year rather than one big shopping day, retailers have declared December to be Black Friday Month. Can we STOP the madness? Believe it or not, Thanksgiving Day is meant to be more…

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Dehumanization

Did you know that even identical twins are not identical? Each human being is one of a kind. God made each of us unique. He knows us individually and He sees us as special. God does not lump us in groups, yet society is fixated on doing so. Everyone gets stuffed into some categorical group.…

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