Turning toward Incarnation!

Dear Heavenly Father, help me to hear Your still small voice among the shrillness of the commerce of black-this and cyber-that..Touch me once again. give me the courage to be Your beloved. Give me courage to choose joy over and in spite of circumstances. I need You now this Christmas to be born in me …

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Navigating Holiday push-pull…

Barb and I are firm believers in collecting and practicing traditions and celebrations. I have shared with you how meaningful it is to take turns planning our wedding anniversary celebrations. The collection of memories we have recorded make treasured remembrances when we pull out our journal and revisit all those good times. I highly recommend …

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A Clear Press toward Christmas

O, my LORD, Jesus, keep my focus on all that Advent brought to pass. I pray for strong relationships with the other people in my sphere of influence in the bond of a loving community. I pray for peace in all situations, all over the world, no matter what the circumstances. I pray for freedom …

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Advent Focus…no distractions

O, LORD, I pray for attentiveness to what truly matters between now and Christmas, without being distracted by trivial commercial things. Please help me be attentive for opportunities to learn something new regularly amid the familiar and known .Give me discernment of how You would like for me to set priorities and the ability to …

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Thanks Giving…not just a day!

Dear LORD, my Father, thank you for the times of celebrating with family and friends where we gave you our expressions of gratitude for your bountiful gifts. In the hustle and bustle of the commercial season to follow, please make me grateful for Your Amazing Love for me…You saved me as a mere lad and …

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A season of Thankfulness

Dear Father, forgive me when I whine because I don’t have…… These days I want to specifically Thank You for the things I often take for Granted: Food, shelter, transportation, air to breathe, running water, hot water, healthcare workers, chance to study Your Word without threats, worship music, Christian music, great friends. Father there will …

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