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Watching, preparing, rejoicing, and beholding …

“Pay attention! Are open your eyes! Are you blind? You’re my servant, and you’re not looking. You’re my messenger, and you’re not listening!” Isaiah 42:18 How have you spent the days of Advent in preparation for Christmas? WATCHING, PREPARING, REJOICING, … Continue reading

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Faithful to my body …

“All of our praise rises to the One who is strong enough to make you strong… ” Romans 16:2 For over ten years, I had been faithful in doing stretches before climbing out of bed. One day I decided I … Continue reading

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No laughing matter …

“Those who went off with heavy hearts will come home laughing, with armloads of blessing.” Psalm 126:6 The scripture for today makes me think of the troops that arrived home from Iraq and Afghanistan before Christmas in 2011. Thousands of … Continue reading

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Sowing seeds…

 “God’s Branch will sprout green and lush.” Isaiah 4:2 The man who lives behind me has a small winter garden in the middle of the rock landscaping. It’s fenced off with mesh wire to keep rabbits from nibbling away at … Continue reading

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Asleep on the job?

“You don’t want him showing up announced, with you asleep on the job.” Mark 13:36  Jesus’ words were a warning to his disciples: “Sky and earth will wear out; my words won’t wear out.” (Vs. 31) Another way to say … Continue reading

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How to you show Advent love?

“He sent me to preach good news to the poor, heal the heartbroken…” Isaiah 61:1 These words are from the prophet Isaiah—spoken 700 years before Jesus was born. Jesus lived these words of Isaiah, and in the process, showed us … Continue reading

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It just Grand …

“Make the road straight and smooth, a highway fit for our God.” Isaiah 40:3 Grand Avenue is a diagonal four-lane road that runs from the town of Wickenburg to the center of Phoenix. There are miles without stoplights, making it … Continue reading

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He will heal us …

Come on, let’s go back to God He hurt us, but he’ll heal us. He hit us hard, but he’ll put us right again. In a couple of days we’ll feel better. By the third day he’ll have made us … Continue reading

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Being Washed from the Inside Out — Daily Meditation Moment

“Do you think a little water on your snakeskins is going to deflect God’s judgment? It’s your life that must change, not your skin.” Luke 3:7,8 (The Message Bible) When people heard that John the Baptist was preaching about baptism, … Continue reading

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Advent(ure) to Christmas — Daily Meditation Moment

“It will seem like all hell has broken loose–sun, moon, stars, earth, sea, in an uproar and everyone all over the world in a panic, the wind knocked out of them by the threat of doom, the powers -that-be quaking.” … Continue reading

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