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In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. - Luke 2:8-9 (NRSV)

Not long ago I was so amazed by a sunrise that I rushed out the back door in my pajamas with camera in hand. I wanted to capture a photograph before the colors faded. I was so captivated by the beauty that I didn’t stop to think about what I...

Today's Prayer
O God, make us ready to share the good news of great joy with the people around us today. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Luke 2:8-14

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There’s great joy in watching for God’s surprises!

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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

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