On December the 2nd, many people will begin the celebration of the Advent Season. A time of preparation for the coming of the Lord, a celebration of the fulfillment of hundreds, even thousands of years of prophecies leading up to the first cry of Jesus on that blessed night in Bethlehem.
This is one of my favorite times of the year. This is the time when we can celebrate the joy and hope of the truth of Jesus’ birth. His ministry of Salvation and Redemption, and we can
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Do you know anyone who does not have a favorite “junk food?” I don’t either!
It seems that every time the pressure is on, my body’s first desire is more often than not, something fast, cheap, and sweet. There is something about taking that first bite, and the stress seems to fade away; until the last bite and then I realize that I am worse off than where I started!
This week, I‘ve been asked of Jesus to begin paying attention to something else that happens when stressors mount; I’ve
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A few nights ago my husband and I sat around the dinner table, sharing supper and life with two of our closest friends.
With hearts the size of Texas, this couple has become ‘Mommy’ and ‘Daddy’ to six different foster children over the course of the last twelve months. Their deepest hope is to someday adopt a child, or most likely, children through the foster care system.
From the outside looking in, I know this special couple has become two of the most loving parents a child could ever
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There are no limits to the ways that the Lord speaks to His children. As I journey on in this life of faith, it seems that every day He has proven that He never runs out of creative ideas to help me to know Him better and to love Him more.
Last week, I made a new friend who was sitting alone going through a large stack of flash cards. I was quite delighted to learn that she and I have a love of words in common. We had an
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