Sharing the Good News

I recently came across the “fishers of men” statement Jesus made to the disciples. Jesus called Peter and Andrew while they were fishing and said, “Come, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” (Matthew 4:19) That statement (and His promise!) holds true for us today. We can’t follow Jesus around as the […]

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We Have an Altar

I’ve had a song stuck in my head for a week.  It’s “Come to the Altar” by Elevation Worship.  The words “come to the altar” sound like a blessed invitation.   Altars are strictly symbolic now, but I wanted to dig a little deeper into the subject. We have an altar- our hearts. So this week,

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Light and Joy

When I thought about the light and joy of Christmas, I pictured the bright light, the glory of God, which the angels brought down from heaven.  They also brought comforting words to those terrified shepherds: “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.” Luke

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Light and Peace

How peaceful are you feeling in this stage of the Christmas season? I’m writing this in its early stages, so while my “to-do” list is long, I am feeling more excited than stressed.  But there have been many years before this that I’ve felt anything but God’s “light and peace” in the season. I will

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Love Came Down at Christmas

Week Two of Advent is here. Hey, I know those cookies don’t bake themselves and it’s easy to get bogged down with all the extra activities the season brings. So if you’re reading this, good for you for spending a bit of time reflecting during this busy season! I’m concentrating on our second theme of

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Light and Hope

When I was mulling over ideas for Advent blogs, I read a lot about Advent wreaths. They have been a part of many church services I’ve attended, and we have a simple one at home. The common theme for the four weeks is joy, peace, hope, and love. This week we will look at the

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Faith and Forgiveness

   Where in the Bible are the words “Your faith has saved you”?  There are quite a few accounts of Jesus speaking those words, however, the first one I found struck a chord. You will find this teaching of faith and forgiveness in Luke 7:36-50 and it contrasts the attitudes towards Jesus by a “sinful”

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God’s Masterpiece

  My sister and I were out for a walk recently, and we passed an amazing mural painted on the side of a building. It’s not the style of art I’m usually attracted to, but everything about it was a bit awe-inspiring. I used it as a backdrop not only because the color and form

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