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31 Days of the Christmas Story from Genesis to John: Day 19 – an angel visits Joseph

Joseph considered divorcing Mary from their engagement when he heard the news that she was with child. But that was not God’s plan. This becomes the third time an angel appears announcing the baby Jesus – first to Zecharia, father of … Continue reading

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In Jesus’ Words: How to be Blessed (Matthew 4-5)

“From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”  Matthew 4:17 What did Jesus mean by that?  What had happened from that time on? I hope you will spend a few minutes … Continue reading

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The Anticipation

As I sit here on Christmas Eve, the anticipation begins to build.  No matter if you are young or old, everyone stops for a moment on this Christmas eve, as the old familiar carols play, and will think of their hopes and … Continue reading

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Shopping for Jeans

Shopping for jeans in the wintertime is about as depressing as shopping for swimsuits in the summer.  I’d be happy to stay with my comfortable old jeans, but now that I can wear jeans to work, I thought it might … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Sea ~ King of the Sandcastle Fort

I saw a young boy, about 3 years old, sitting in the sand.  He had made a fortress of sandcastles, shaped from those little plastic molds, all lined up around him on each side.  He was sitting in the middle of the fort … Continue reading

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