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Hope Is Realized

The first Sunday of Advent points our heart toward the hope that is fulfilled in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Old Testament heroes and prophets wrote often of a Messiah that they looked to that would provide salvation. As we read Isaiah, we are provided with a distinct picture of this Messiah:  "For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting...

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The Practice of Thanksgiving

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Happy Thanksgiving week, Church! I pray that your heart is full of thanksgiving and your words are praises today. This is the day. Today is the day that the Lord has made and given to us. We rejoice in that gift. We do not know what the day holds, but we know that we are held in the arms of God.   Thankfulness can sometimes be a tough subject to navigate, though. It does not always come as easy as we...

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Family Stories

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Growing up the youngest in the family has its advantages.   My older sisters stood up for me, even when I didn’t ask for or deserve their support. One day I got bored waiting for my mom to get off a phone call. I saw some scissors beside her and had an idea. Not much later, Mom found a trail of blond hairs all over the house and cornered me in the bathroom demanding to know who had cut my hair. I just looked at her. My sisters ran to my defense...

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Posted by Kathy Raines

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