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They will call him, Emmanuel. (Emmanuel means “God with us.”) - Matthew 1:23 (CEB)

For Christmas last year we received a clock that chimes the tune of a Christmas hymn every hour on the hour. We enjoyed listening to the clock throughout Advent and Christmas. In the new year, I took down the clock and was ready to store it until the following Christmas...

Today's Prayer
God of infinite goodness, thank you for walking with us every day of the year. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Matthew 1:18-25

Thought for the Day

The birth of Jesus promises that God is with me —every day of the year.

Prayer Focus

To remember the gift 
 of Jesus all year


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Jesus is speaking to us . . .

"Many of us are used to the idea that we might speak to God or to Jesus. Maybe at times it feels like shouting into the darkness or whatnot, but it’s not hard to do—at least as an imaginative exercise. What’s harder—even imaginatively—is to try to hear Jesus speaking to us. Are we just making things up? Are we just using Jesus as a puppet to say whatever we want to hear?" READ MORE