MERRY CHRISTMAS! BLESSED DAY!

David and Beks sharing light with their church family Christmas Eve A child is born to us, a son is given to us,    and authority will be on his shoulders.    He will be named    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,    Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.Isaiah 9:6 Here is a short message of greetings, love, celebration, and peace. Merry Christmas to everyone! …

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What Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet can teach us about Advent (day-15)

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 Father, Prince of Peace. - Isaiah 9:6 As iconic Christmas symbols, nutcrackers don't offer much beyond decorative interest. They're not exactly utilitarian either (I …

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born for a mission of peace (Advent Day 6)

This morning I have this image in my mind of a small, helpless, squirmy baby, a newborn with an alter-ego that looks something like this: "Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace" (Isaiah 9:6). Just a baby. Born into a refugee family in a world where Rome ground in its authority under the heels of the boots …

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