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The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. - Isaiah 7:14 (NIV)

Each Christmas season I spend time reading and re-reading the Christmas story from the Bible. This year the story provided a particularly relevant truth. A month before Christmas, several family issues surfaced, and it seemed I would be spending much of the holiday season alone. A friend and I had...

Today's Prayer
Lord God, when we feel lonely, remind us of your constant presence with us — not only at Christmas but at all times. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Isaiah 7:10-14

Thought for the Day

Christmas is about God’s gift of love in Jesus.

Prayer Focus

Those who are lonely at Christmas

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