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December 2, 2022

On God’s Mind

I remember in high school when we were learning basic science. We were given a cup with soil and a bean seed inside to take home. We were assigned the task...

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December 1, 2022


On the interstate, I strained to see the road ahead. High-beam lights from the pickup truck behind me shined through my car’s back window and reflected off my windshield and mirrors....

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November 30, 2022

Reason to Celebrate

When I was a child, though my family was Christian, we didn’t celebrate Christmas. I remember seeing families going to church on Christmas Eve and Christmas morning, singing carols, gathering to...

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November 29, 2022

Inspiring Kindness

When I think about bearing fruit for Christ, I remember a story I once heard on the news. At the drive-through window of a coffee shop, a customer spontaneously paid for...

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November 28, 2022

Removing the Dust

For many days, my computer kept losing power. No matter how many times I plugged it into the electrical outlet, the computer would start up then abruptly stop. Someone came and...

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November 27, 2022

1st Sunday of Advent

Christmas is usually my favorite season, and I look forward to it with great anticipation. Many years ago, though, I was filled with emptiness despite the approaching holiday. A relationship with...

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November 26, 2022

Lessons from a Storm

The morning after a hurricane moved through the southern United States, I ventured out to my back porch to check on my plants. With lights turning off and on as the...

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November 25, 2022

Healing through Christ

As I write this, I am 11 months into my journey to sobriety. It has been a difficult pathway with many challenges, but I am encouraged by Philippians 4:13. These words...

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November 24, 2022

Ever Thankful

My daughter loves to decorate for Thanksgiving. Each year, she fills our dining room with string lights, decorative turkeys, and fall foliage. One year she started a new tradition of taking...

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This season, Whitney R. Simpson has given us the gift we must open: a clear, accessible invitation to connect with the divine spark that is within us. This is the best present: being present for Jesus’ birth, God made human.”

Learn more about our newest Advent resource, Fully Human, Fully Divine here.