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The angel said to [the shepherds], “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause 
great joy for all the people.” - Luke 2:10 (NIV)

Our family had just enjoyed a delicious Christmas dinner and gift exchange. Our relatives were headed back to their homes. “Well, I guess Christmas is over for another year,” my husband sighed as he settled into his favorite chair.
“Not so fast,” I laughed. I challenged our family to keep...

Today's Prayer
Father God, help us to experience you in our lives every day, not just at Christmastime. We pray as Jesus taught us, saying, “Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen” (Matt. 6:9-13, kjv).

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Today's Reading
Colossians 3:12-17

Thought for the Day

I can celebrate Christ’s presence in me every day of the year.

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