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What Is Advent?

What Is Advent?

The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. — John 1:9 There are certain signals that reveal Christmas is on its way. Coffee shops add peppermint mochas to their seasonal menus. We start making lists of gifts to buy, and retailers set up elaborate displays to entice us to buy

God’s Blessings Just For You: Praying Scripture

  The Written Word of God God’s Word truly is life-giving, guiding us through the years on this earth and preparing us for eternity. Its divine message is timeless, relevant through the generations and across cultures. Its ancient wisdom speaks even to contemporary readers. The Bible fuels our growth as believers. Its four biographies of

Receiving Hope and Sharing Hope

May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring

Being Joy-Full

In Your presence is fullness of joy. — Psalm 16:11 NASB “I need a leaf blower. But for people.” I chuckled when I saw that line on a tea towel — and I think Warren Wiersbe might have laughed too. “People” represent one of four joy stealers the Bible scholar identifies in his commentary on

It’s a One-Woman Job

Finding the Courage to Choose May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. — Romans 15:13 Let’s begin by acknowledging I am probably going to hurt someone’s feelings with what I am

Praising God through the anxious times takes resolve! We must, as believers, decide that we’ve decided! Praising Him when things are easy is easy! Praising Him and trusting when it’s chaotic and worrisome is a whole new level of spiritual maturity. Are you ready to level up, friends? Let’s do it!

The True Purpose of Prayer

  This is to my Father’s glory… — John 15:8 When I was growing up, my family spent two weeks every summer at a Christian camp that catered to families and singles of all ages, races, and socioeconomic backgrounds. It didn’t matter what denomination you came from, or whether you liked traditional or contemporary worship;

Praying for Your Child’s Relationship with Siblings

Praying for Your Child’s Relationship with Siblings

How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! — Psalm 133:1 That’s mine! He hit me! She hit me first! It’s not fair! Do we have to play with her? Go away! No! Yes! No! Yes! No! Any family that has more than one child has, at some point, experienced

Hope is a powerful word, not a wishy-washy, maybe-it’ll-happen kind of thing. It’s a promise from God. Our hope in Jesus is a guarantee! He is our anchor! Firm and secure!

Hope of Heaven

  Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! — 2 ­Corinthians­ 5:17 Heaven is both present and future. As you walk along your life-path holding My hand, you are already in touch with the essence of Heaven: nearness to Me. You can also

One Thousand Gifts — That’s a Wrap!

All is grace… because God is transfiguring all to bring glory to Christ alone. To make us more into the image of His Son. ~ Ann Voskamp Friends, it’s nearly Christmas and recap week begins for One Thousand Gifts! I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the birth of our King Jesus than

One Thousand Gifts OBS Week 4 — Trust: The Bridge to Joy

  The full life, the one spilling joy and peace, happens only as I come to trust the Lord. ~ Ann May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. — Romans 15:13

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