The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. - John 1:14 (NIV)

My third grandchild, Tinlie, arrived in the midst of my chemotherapy treatments for breast cancer. Discovering that an aggressive form of the disease was invading my body, I was devastated. Yet as I cradled my new granddaughter in my arms, I knew her birth had given me a renewed sense...

Today's Prayer
Dear Father, thank you for the gift of Jesus and all that his birth means for us. Shine your light into the world so that everyone can experience the hope of new and eternal life through him. Amen.
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Today's Reading
John 1:10-18

Thought for the Day

The birth of Christ Jesus renews my hope.

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This season, Whitney R. Simpson has given us the gift we must open: a clear, accessible invitation to connect with the divine spark that is within us. This is the best present: being present for Jesus’ birth, God made human.”


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