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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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November 23, 2022

The Forgotten Bike

As I hurried by, I saw that the bike was still there — small, pink and white, probably once a girl’s greatest treasure. Now it sat unsecured and forgotten, strangely out...

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November 22, 2022

Peppermint

As I read again the parable of the mustard seed this morning, I am reminded of the time I spent in my garden last week planting seeds. The peppermint seeds were...

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November 21, 2022

God’s Faithfulness

There’s nothing quite like a sunrise. The beautiful rays of light bursting over the trees seem to call out, “Wake up! It’s time to start the day!” Recently, beautiful snow blanketed...

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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.