Advent – A Time of Preparation   Advent is a holy season in the Christian calendar. It begins four Sundays before Christmas.  It is a very special time, as Christians wait and prepare for the coming of the Lord, Jesus, whose birth we celebrate on Christmas. While Santa Claus’ arrival is a big event, we […]

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Joy Comes Because Jesus Comes

Maybe it was the way he said her name. The inflection. The tone. The Galilean accent. Maybe it was the memory associated with it, the moment she first heard someone say her name without demons screaming it in her mind. “Mary.” She’d come to the tomb early that morning. Before the sun was up. Before […]

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“I have everything I need for joy!”

“I have everything I need for joy!” Robert Reed said. His hands are twisted and his feet are useless. He can’t bathe himself. He can’t feed himself. He can’t brush his teeth, comb his hair, or put on his underwear. Strips of Velcro hold his shirts together. His speech drags like a worn out audiocassette. […]

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Stubborn Joy!

“No man had more reason to be miserable than this one – yet no man was more joyful. His first home was a palace. Servants were at his fingertips. The snap of his fingers changed the course of history. His name was known and loved. He had everything – wealth, power, respect. And then he […]

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