Tuesday, December 6

“Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Your heart must not be troubled or fearful.”  John 14:27 Sometimes we think of peace as simply being a time when everyone is playing nicely with one another and no one is fighting. Those peaceful […]

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Monday, December 5

“The Lord spoke to Moses: ‘Tell Aaron and his sons how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them: “May Yahweh bless you and protect you; may Yahweh make His face shine on you and be gracious to you; may Yahweh look with favor on you and give you peace.”‘”  Numbers 6:22-26 As a […]

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Sunday, December 4

“You will keep the mind that is dependent on You in perfect peace, for it is trusting in You. Trust in the Lord forever because in Yahweh, the Lord, is an everlasting rock!.”  Isaiah 26:3-4 Christmas is such a busy time of year! There are parties to experience. There are things going on at church. There […]

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Saturday, December 3

“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe in Him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”  Romans 15:13 Nearly thirteen years ago, God used this verse to comfort our family after my father-in-law was diagnosed with a rare form […]

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Friday, December 2

“Why am I so depressed? Why this turmoil within me? Put your hope in God, for I will still praise Him, my Savior and my God.”  Psalm 42:11 Christmas can be a sad time for some people. Perhaps there aren’t as many presents under the tree as other years. Perhaps family and friends may not […]

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Thursday, December 1

“For the grace of God has appeared with salvation for all people, instructing us to deny godlessness and worldly lusts and to live in a sensible, righteous, and godly way in the present age, while we wait for the blessed hope and appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ. He […]

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Wednesday, November 30

“God wanted to make known among the Gentiles the glorious wealth of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”  Colossians 1:27 I am really a horrible gift giver. Well, that’s only partially true. I am very good at choosing the right gift for the right person so I am a pretty good […]

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Tuesday, November 29

“The Lord values those who fear Him, those who put their hope in His faithful love.”  Psalm 147:11 One of my favorite things at Christmas is watching my children with their gifts. I love watching them try to figure out what is in each package and their excitement when they finally open their gifts. While I […]

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Monday, November 28

“For whatever was written in the past was written for our instruction, so that we may have hope through endurance and through the encouragement from the Scriptures.”  Romans 15:4 Every family is filled with Christmas traditions. This year our family will be adding a very special tradition – remembering. Each year so much changes in our […]

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Sunday, November 27

“Now faith is the reality of what is hoped for, the proof of what is not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 One of my favorite Christmas movies is The Polar Express. The movie tells the story of a boy who struggled with his belief in Santa Claus and the journey he and his friends experienced as they […]

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