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The people who walked in darkness 
have seen a great light. - Isaiah 9:2 (NRSV)

Recently, I was standing in line at the bank listening to both the teller and the customer complain to each other about the stress of the Christmas season. I then walked into the supermarket, where a dear friend also began to complain about the busyness of Christmas. “There is so...

Today's Prayer
Lord Jesus, prepare our hearts this Advent. Help us to open our eyes to the joy of your coming into the world and to focus on the true meaning of Christmas. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Isaiah 9:1-7

Thought for the Day

This Advent, I will keep it simple by focusing on the Christ child.

Prayer Focus

To focus on the true meaning of Advent


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