201712.31
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Hopes and Fears

I received a Christmas card with the phrase, “The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.” It recalled the song I heard so often as a youth… “O little town of Bethlehem,” With all that’s going on presently in our world and in our church, this single line struck me…

201712.24
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Time at the Manger

I am including you in my prayers on Christmas day, that you and all your family will be deeply blessed by our loving Savior as you honor Him with your presence on the memorial of His Virgin Birth. Wouldn’t it be fantastic to be transported back in time to be there at the manger to…

201712.17
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The Sense of Sin

Arriving at this third Sunday of Advent serves to heighten our awareness that the fourth Sunday—Christmas Eve—is but seven days away. We have been called to prepare, to be watchful, and to be alert with the primary focus being on preparing our immortal souls for the coming of Christ. Although we tend to more easily…