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Advent Week 4: Never-Ending Love
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Advent Week 4: Never-Ending Love

By Erica Esterly Now we are on the fourth week, the last, of Advent. This week focuses in on the topic of love, and how God shows his love to us. Here are a few verses to read before I start talking about the incredible ways God loves us. John […]

Advent Week 3: Joy in Christ
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Advent Week 3: Joy in Christ

Now we are at the third week of Advent. This candle differs from all the others because it is rose colored, instead of purple. This color symbolizes joy, the topic of the third week of Advent. Below is Luke 2: 1-7. If you would like to do more reading, read […]

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Advent Week 2: The Prince of Peace

We are now on week 2 of Advent, the second purple candle of the Advent wreath. This week focuses on the topic of peace. Here are two scripture passages to read about peace.   Isaiah 9:6-7 For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and […]

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Advent Week 1: Hope for Today and Tomorrow

What does this Advent season mean to you? Advent means coming or arrival; and the Advent season is a 4 week period. The symbol of Advent is a wreath with five candles, one candle lit each week, the fifth lit on Christmas day. The candles themselves represent the fact that […]

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Reflections on Scripture: Never Be Ashamed

Romans 1:16 – 17  “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as […]

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Reflections on Scripture: Why Reading the Bible is Important

The Bible is the most important book ever written. Not only has it given us a clear view of how the Earth came into existence, but it is also a handbook from God on how we should live our lives. Benefits of reading the Bible include: shaping us into a […]

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Reflections on Scripture: The Birth of Christ

The Christmas story according to Luke 2: 1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while [a] Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own […]

Reflections on Scripture: Psalm 23
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Reflections on Scripture: Psalm 23

  1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me by still waters 3 He restores my soul; He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake 4 Even though I walk through the valley […]

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All Hallows Eve: More than Ghosts and Trick-or-Treating

In the midst of a season-induced obsession with all things creepy, morbid, or grotesque, it is easy to forget that the end of October is not just about Halloween—it is also about All Saints’ Day. In fact, the celebration of Halloween is derived, in part, from All Hallow’s Eve, the […]

Reflections on Scripture: Proverbs 31 Woman
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Reflections on Scripture: Proverbs 31 Woman

As Mother’s Day arrives, families gather together to celebrate those special women who gifted them with life and love. They are the women who stay up all night to worry and to pray and to help with algebra. They wash dirty clothes, and dry teary cheeks. They can go without […]