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Rejoice — God Is Love, Christmas Day

A miniature Latin American nativity set on a small wooden plate.

© Beth A. Richardson,


God of love, I am yours. May I rest in your love today, in joy and thanksgiving. Amen.

Carry These Words in Your Heart Today

Rejoice. My God is love.

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Merry Christmas to each of you. God's greatest joy be yours today.
Blessings, Beth


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Book of the Day

Child of the Light

Beth A. Richardson

Child of the Light was my first Advent book for Upper Room Books. In this book, I focus on the music of Advent and Christmas. Each week of Advent takes its inspiration from a different Advent hymn. Daily meditations are written about the themes from that week's hymn. Once Christmas Day is reached, there's a hymn or carol, along with a meditation, for each day. The title of the book comes from the hymn "I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light" by Kathleen Thomerson. It's one of my favorites.

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