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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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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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