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Month: December 2017

Michelle Manuel ~ For Unto Us: Acquainted with Hope

December 30, 2017

When the eyes of our hearts are enlightened, we are able to see that God is at work.

Elizabeth Glass Turner ~ In the Christmas Stillness

December 28, 2017

Christmas stillness is deep, underlying peace that bookends our days, whether they are good or bad, joyful or tragic.

If It’s Not Okay, It’s Not the End

December 27, 2017

God’s love is so great, it will conquer all the world’s horrors. God’s love is so prodigious, no evil can possibly prevail against it.

Michelle Bauer ~ When Christ Interrupts

As you celebrated Jesus’ birth by exchanging gifts, did you remember that God’s presence with us is the greatest gift we will ever receive?

Come Darkness, Come Light

December 25, 2017

As we celebrate the birth of Jesus today, my prayer is that you might hear God’s voice calling to you through the simplicity of Carpenter’s lyrics and that you might rededicate yourself to being a means through which others hear God’s voice as well.

Jeff Rudy ~ The Greater Light

December 21, 2017

Jesus Christ, John says, is the true light who was coming to enlighten everyone in the world in the more direct and expansive way, like the sun.

Free from Self, Free for Others

December 20, 2017

“Jesus calls us at Christmas to enter into the Kingdom of Liberty, to be set free by his Father’s love.”

What Do You Want for Christmas?

December 18, 2017

Advent is about an intensity of desire. It’s about deeply desiring the presence of God in our lives and our world.

Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem

December 13, 2017

Sometimes our souls need poetry. Words fashioned carefully may catch my imagination beyond the ability of charts, graphs, or reports to do so.

Aaron Perry ~ He’s on His Way

The things that are meant to point us to God—family, community, food, presents, love, feasting—can take the focus, instead of pointing us to God, they can take the place of God.