Divinity in Close Quarters

Divinity in Close Quarters

The thought of God “dwelling with” people was a pretty amazing concept, not only for the Israelites, but for all mankind. “God living with people” . . . think about it . . . Divinity in close quarters with humanity.  God with man—Immanuel. What an amazing thought!

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The Nativity Brings a Death Blow

The Nativity Brings a Death Blow

This year, when you open your mail to find a Christmas card with a lovely manger scene, remember that although the setting appears peaceful, this night brought a warrior Child, the One who would conquer death, hell, and the grave. Make no mistake, this birth brought with it a fatal death blow to the enemy of our souls.

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The First Whispers of Advent

The First Whispers of Advent

The greatest love story lies at the heart of Advent. The first whispers of Advent come in the first days that man walked with God. Days filled with: beauty, youth, freshness, unspoiled terrain, courage, strength, perfection, fearless adventures, experiencing pure enjoyment with no regrets. The first couple had no context for comprehending pain and death. The earth was full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.

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Join Me for Advent?

Join Me for Advent?

Were you out in the malls catching the sales this weekend? I missed it. Have you already put up your tree? My pilgrims and pumpkins never even made it to my kitchen table this year. It was a different Thanksgiving, and I have a feeling it will be a very different Christmas season, but I don’t want to rush through this season or miss the meaning of Advent, no matter what my day holds.

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My Christmas Card to You

My Christmas Card to You

From our family to yours, may you have a most blessed Christmas Day! May your day be filled with joy and worship! If you are going to be with a houseful, I pray that you will have many opportunities to shine the light of Christ as you love on your loved ones! If you are lonely today, perhaps in a crowd but feeling isolated, I pray you will turn your heart upward and outward and find sweet communion with the One who cares for you as no other.

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