The “why” of Advent, and how it’s too easy to miss Christmas altogether

- following the Magi in the right direction... "Because of the tender mercy of our God,    by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven to shine on those living in darkness    and in the shadow of death,to guide our feet into the path of peace.”Luke 1:78-79 The intentional heart of the Magi - the path of …

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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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what really matters – Thanksgiving and Advent

I have written before that it's a unique blessing to have my mum and dad - Grace and David - living next door. Not many people get to be sixty years old and still have their parents around, at eighty-five and eighty-eight respectively. Consequently, this past weekend we were able to enjoy the convergence of …

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Love Beyond Time & Space

Today I'm sharing a chapter from my Christmas book, In My Heart I Carry A Star. If you own a copy, this is the devotional offering for Wednesday in the third week of Advent. Enjoy - DEREK Wednesday LOVE BEYOND TIME AND SPACE In this is love, not that we loved God but that he …

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