Love

By Sandra Peters John 3:16 John 3:16 For this is the way God loved the world: He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. (NET) Oh Father God, as we listen to the words and music of Handel’s “Messiah” on this Christmas...
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By Ed Twedt Isaiah 12:2-6 What a powerful, reassuring passage of scripture is this short chapter in Isaiah. This entire little chapter is a psalm of thanksgiving. Isaiah speaks of salvation in three ways, beginning of course with God. God IS our salvation. God HAS BECOME our...
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By Shirley Smith 1 Corinthians 13 Close your eyes and picture yourself in a new country, no family, new customs, a different grocery store with unknown food items, and a new language. People are rushing and talking all around you, but you only recognize a few words. This is such...
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Love

By Ben Newell 1 Peter 1:8 1 Peter 1:8 says, “Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy.” We have been blessed with three (3) wonderful children during our nineteen...
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By Garrett Vickrey Colossians 3:12-14 Pregnancy isn’t easy. Sleepless nights where you just can’t get comfortable. Endless shopping for everything the baby might need until she goes to college. Binge eating. Guilt for said binge eating. And this is, of course, just the experience...
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Joy

By Susie Edwards Psalm 40:16 In only 17 verses, Psalm 40 seems to capture the essence and our impression of King David: Things start out well – he waits patiently for the Lord, who brings him out of the proverbial pit, putting a new song in the king’s heart, who “delights to do...
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Joy

By Daniel Zamora Romans 12:9-12 Today’s reading calls us to be joyful in hope. That is a very nice invitation assuming that whoever reads it or hears about it knows where to find joy and how to replenish it once it wears out. Getting joy is not like buying groceries or clothes or...
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Joy

By Gina Garrison John 1:14 John begins his Gospel by introducing us to The Word. He writes that The Word was there in the beginning, before anything else. The Word was with God, and The Word was God, and all that was created was done so with The Word. Then, this astonishing...
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Joy

By Jean Rodman Psalm 98:4-9 Psalm 98: 4-9 encourages man to “Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music.” It reminds me of standing beside a fast running stream in the beautiful mountains of New Mexico or walking along the scenic...
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Joy

By Lance Mayes Luke 2:8-10 That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, but the angel reassured...
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