Monthly Archives: December 2016

Ready When You Are!

i am grateful to Lisa Andrews for her insight and vulnerability in what she shares with us today.  Mary, mother of Jesus. Mary, single gal, engaged to a great guy has an unexpected visit. An angel tells her of a … Continue reading

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A Woman of Faith

  Nephew: Any literature on Mary saying no thanks or I’ll pass on being the birth mother of Jesus?                                           … Continue reading

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Holly, Jolly and Holy

I am very pleased to welcome guest blogger Jess Adams to the Advent Journey. Drink deeply – there’s a lot here!  Pastor Bill My father asked me to write on this particular day for one reason: my son’s birthday. I … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday!

My wife asked if we’re having a birthday cake for Jesus in Church on Christmas Day.  Caught me off guard with that one.  After all, it is Jesus’ birthday and that is how we celebrate birthdays. I’ll have to give it … Continue reading

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Talking yourself to joy

Do you find yourself joyless in this joyful season?  Is every drop of happiness being sucked out of your very soul by the physical, emotional, financial and psychological demands being made on you every day? You’re not alone and you’re not … Continue reading

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Where Joy Comes From

Watch this video! You must have some idea of where joy comes from. From money, love, success, friends, within, children, accomplishment, etc?  These are all great sources of joy. But they all have a fatal flaw – they depend on … Continue reading

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Christ the Word

But you have given me a present, Jesus your Son, as mediator between yourself and my soul, as middle-man who in a pit holds both him below and him above, for only he can span the chasm breached by sin, and … Continue reading

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Finding Joy in God’s Hands

We welcome guest blogger Tamara Brooks today. May her words bless your heart! “For You, O Lord, have made me glad by what you have done, I will sing for joy at the works of your hands.”                                   Psalm 92:4 A … Continue reading

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A Joyful Season!

There are many things that bring me joy in the Advent season: sitting by the Christmas tree while listening to beautiful music of the season, the foods of the season, memories of Christmas past. And I celebrate and cherish them … Continue reading

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So They Can See

Elisha was a great prophet of God. 2 Kings 6 tells the story of how he neutralized a deadly attack without lifting a finger. In the face of the overwhelming Aramean army he was cool, calm, and collected, while his … Continue reading

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