“Let Joy be Your Continual Feast” #RainyMonday

Let joy be your continual feast. Make your life a prayer. And in the midst of everything be always giving thanks, for this is God’s perfect plan for you in Christ Jesus. - 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 This is one rainy, dreary, un-festive Monday morning! So I am especially grateful, then, that my Sunday was such …

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Christmas Decorations… and why I’m fairly sure that my dog is a Christian

I think it's fair to say most pet owners ask themselves the following important question: "Is my dog a Christian?" So Saturday afternoon, walking around to grab a few photos of decorations, you can imagine how happy I was to see Max's reaction to the Nativity. Sheep? "Vaguely interesting." Shepherds? "Enticing smell, but not so …

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What Does Peace Look Like? “Let not your hearts be troubled”

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." - Jesus, John 14:27 - our "Dresden Angel" knows a lot about the kind of peace Jesus offers... When I wrote my Advent devotional book, …

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“Hope” – the 1st Sunday in Advent

"Now faith brings our hopes into reality and becomes the foundation needed to acquire the things we long for. It is all the evidence required to prove what is still unseen. This testimony of faith is what previous generations were commended for. Faith empowers us to see that the universe was created and beautifully coordinated …

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