Advent Week 4 Theme: Peace – When do we get to the Christmas story?

I had no computer for two days and a misbehaving phone. I’m not sure I want to ditch technology as a long term solution to busyness, but having a phone that didn’t work right and a computer that perpetually fell asleep while I was using it – was – well, let’s say, an interesting experience. Let’s see …. where were we? Tomorrow is Christmas Eve! If we were Mary and Joseph we would be traveling today. Maybe you’re traveling.  If you are, travel safely and whatever awaits you at your …

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Advent Theme: Faith – Something to Sing About

When I was a kid, way back when dirt was created, we used to sing a song in church that went something like this: “I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever, I will sing, I will sing. I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever, I will sing of the mercies of the Lord. With my mouth will I make known, thy faithfulness to all generations. “  I still remember my brother, Vance, who is now a pastor himself leading the congregation in singing Psalm …

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The 3rd day of Christmas – Faith!

OK everybody up! Rise and shine! Good Morning ♪♫•*¨ To You ¸•♫¸.•.¸ ¸♥¸*♫*•.¸¸♥Good Morning ♪♫•*¨ To You ¸•♫¸.•.¸¸♥¸*♫*•.¸¸♥ On the third day of Christmas – FAITH! In that one short word is the substance of life. From our first breath to our last, we live by faith. Do you know anyone who lives more than one moment at a time? Me either. We offer encouragement to each other through our reminder that we need to take it ‘one day at time’, but even that’s a stretch. We have this moment …

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Refining Grace