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The virgin will conceive and give birth to a 
son, and they will call him Immanuel 
(which means “God with us”). - Matthew 1:23 (NIV)

Advent may be the church season of beginnings, but in the northern hemisphere Advent occurs during a cold season in which very little in nature is pointing to burgeoning life. But life is there nonetheless. Deep under the ground, seeds are waiting for the warmth of the sun to bring...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, help us to trust in your power at work in our lives even when we cannot sense it. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Matthew 1:18-25

Thought for the Day

God offers me hope and new beginnings.

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While several strategies for reopening the world are being discussed, I encourage you—the people of God everywhere—to allow this season to be a formative one during which you can make new discoveries about God and increase your faith. Use this time to embark on a life of prayer, a life of study, and a life of action—involvement in the community.” 

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