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Love- Christmas Eve

During Advent this year, I have been reflecting daily using this Advent Photo Devotional. The word designated for today, Christmas Eve, is #Love. At the heart of who we are and who we have been created to be, is love. That’s something I hope that we are reminded of on this Christmas Eve. This love is

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Justice & Truth- Days 24 & 25 of Advent

During Advent this year, I am reflecting daily using this Advent Photo Devotional. The words designated for December 22nd was #Justice, and for today, December 23rd is #Truth. It’s really easy to look around and see the things in the world that are hurting and broken. Sometimes I seem to fixate on them. Politicians and those

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Peace & Freedom- Days 22 & 23 of Advent

Christmas Eve is tomorrow, and I need to catch up on these posts. I am writing as I currently sit in a hospital waiting room. I’m here on a visit for a congregational member about to go into surgery. It might seem to be a weird place to start reflecting about peace and freedom, but

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Singing- Day 21 of Advent

During Advent this year, I am reflecting daily using this Advent Photo Devotional. The word designated for December 19th was #Singing. Sometimes pictures speak better than words. I have said lots about singing lately, but here are some more photos of singing- sharing the joy of the season over the years.        

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Join- Day 20 of Advent

During Advent this year, I am reflecting daily using this Advent Photo Devotional. The word designated for December 18th was #Join. One of my favorite Christmas carols is “O Come, All Ye Faithful.” I have lots of reasons why it’s one of my favorites, but there’s one fond memory that sticks out more than most.

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Voices- Day 19 of Advent

During Advent this year, I am reflecting daily using this Advent Photo Devotional. The word designated for December 17th was #Voices. The angels give voice announcing the Savior’s birth. Mary gives a voice of praise in her Magnificat. John the Baptist is the one foretold in Isaiah, whose voice would cry out in the wilderness.

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Bring- Day 18 of Advent

During Advent this year, I am reflecting daily using this Advent Photo Devotional. The word designated for today, December 16th is #Bring. The church I serve also has a preschool attached to it, and weekly hosts a short chapel service for the preschool’s different classes. This week’s focus is on the people who visit Jesus

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Gates & Open- Days 16 & 17 of Advent

During Advent this year, I am reflecting daily using this Advent Photo Devotional. The word designated for yesterday, December 14th was #Gates, and the word for today, December 15th is #Open. Have you ever reached a gate or doorway, and stopped to wonder and think if you really wanted to pass through it? Did you

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Light- Day 15 of Advent

During Advent this year, I am reflecting daily using this Advent Photo Devotional. The word designated for today, December 13th is #Light.  When I think of light, there is one passage that I go to before any other. It is the gospel passage appointed for Christmas Day every year, found in the beginning to the

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Promise and Doubt – Days 13 and 14 of Advent

During Advent this year, I will be reflecting daily using this Advent Photo Devotional. The word designated for yesterday, December 11th was #Promise, and the word for today, December 12th is #Doubt.  I am going to do something a little out of the norm with this post. I am going to give you a two-for-one,

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