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Peace on Earth

It is there in front of us, on facebook, on TV, in the newspaper –terror in France, shootings in California – death; dying; horror. Our hearts groan. We want to be free from the pain of evil. As the holidays … Continue reading

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Hearts of Wonder

Did Mary’s heart fill with wonder that she had been chosen to carry the King? When the angel came to Joseph telling him he would be the earthly father to the heavenly child did he gasp in wonder? When the … Continue reading

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The Wonder of It All

Originally posted on Catching a Vision by Viv:
    What wonder!  What utter amazement that the babe of Bethlehem was destined to be my savior and king.  He is the unfolding of the tender mercy of our God.  He would…

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Advent week 4 ~ Renewal

Over the past four weeks, I have written about the following themes: 1) Rest 2) Reflection 2) Hope 3) And now, Renewal God wanted me to hear the words I was writing, especially in this season. My heart has been … Continue reading

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Jesse Tree: Instructions, printable images and Scriptures

Materials Needed: 1 yard of felt 20 feet of 3/8″ ribbon 25 clothes pins elmer’s glue hot glue gun printer laminate pages 3/8″ dowel 36″long Instructions: Cut felt to be 36 (height)”x 34″. Make an 1.5″ rod pocket at the … Continue reading

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The Wonder of Christmas

As our church has been celebrating Advent, several weeks ago a congregant spoke on the wonder of the season. As she began to sing I wonder as I wander out under the sky How Jesus the Saviour did come for … Continue reading

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The Line to See Jesus

    Several years ago my church put on a Christmas pageant. One song from the play which has stuck with me was sung by a young girl, asking her mother “Where is the line to see Jesus?” The girl … Continue reading

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Sharing the Word through Christmas gifts

Christmas is a time of giving…. How many people do we feel obligated to give to and struggle to find a meaningful gifts? Teachers? neighbors? coworkers? acquaintances? I dislike feeling unprepared for the holidays and don’t like the idea of … Continue reading

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Advent week 1 ~ Rest

As we enter advent, I truly wanted to share some key themes that help us in our day to day lives.   For the first week – rest. Rest can be defined as: Verb: Cease work or     movement in order … Continue reading

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