Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany: Stories and Reflections on

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Give each person a 3-by-5 card and a pencil. They abandoned the One who had given them victory and turned to the conquered idols instead—sin is often irrational in this way. But you also know the frustration of trying to come up with something profound to share week after week. For the Lord takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with salvation.� Don�t you love little children and their spontaneity when it comes to emotions? We wait in the darkness for a flame we cannot light.

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Healing in His Wings

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Check Amazon rating » With 60 devotions written by teenagers for teenagers, this book takes on the things you deal with every day and gives you a Christian perspective from those your own age. The result of this inspiration is what you'll find below, for you see, I delight in finding, and helping others find, what I call "aha" moments in my walk with Christ. Joking can alleviate tension and help get conversation started.

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Dare to Journey--with Henri Nouwen (Designed for Influence)

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He scanned the kitchen with awe noticing the spacious room with table and chairs enough for family and neighbors plus plenty of frosted cake in the middle of the table. “Grandma Linda! Therefore Catholics act aright when they say: "Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death." David then urged the people to bring their freewill offerings: “Now, who is willing to consecrate himself today to the Lord?” The ideas of giving and consecration are linked in both the purpose of building a house of worship, and the attitude of thankfulness and praise (cf. 2 Cor. 9:7).

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God's Words of Life for Women of Color

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Much of their wisdom was forged during combat and in the burning fire of adversity, pain, suffering, sorrow, sadness, and death. “The LORD had regard for Abel and his offering, but for Cain and his offering he had no regard. We all have a responsibility to be prudent and to do the best we can to ensure that the popular devotions we practice are faithful to church teaching and that we practice them in an appropriate way. The charge which God at one time made against his ancient Israel was that they honored him with their lips, while their hearts were far from him.

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When Jesus Speaks to a Father's Heart: A Devotional Journal

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Do you have something on your heart and you would like to share it? Moments later the men bear witness to an entire host of angels who worship God and in a unison refrain declare his glory. But when David ascended the throne and made it a priority to lead the nation back to faithful worship of the Lord, the situation changed. You will receive a devotion in your inbox every morning. While careful to establish certain limits, determined by the need for vigilance with regard to the exuberant or the fantastic, the Catholic reform promoted the creation and diffusion of pious exercises which were seen as an important means of defending the Catholic faith and of nourishing the piety of the faithful.

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Church: Why Bother?: My Personal Pilgrimage

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They sang to the LORD: “He is good; his love toward Israel endures forever.” - Ezra 3:11 Amish communities are known for the practice of barn raising. If they offered sacrifices from a heart of worship, they could renew their friendship with God as they proved their reliance on him. They had been speaking with Jesus Himself. Even after they leave they often remain keenly interested in the affairs of the former church because they hope restoration will still occur.

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Take Command Of Your Day

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Christian mothers can easily identify with the maternity of Our Lady, the most pure Mother of the Head of the mystical Body - notwithstanding the notable differences in the Virgin's unique Conception and birth. What an amazing testimony we have in the Old Testament of God's mighty works among His people. Get a sneak-peek into each new show, delivered straight to your inbox! Along the way, we also learn that anyone can sin and be forgiven: David's attempts to bring the Ark to Jerusalem were surely a consolation to those who knew that the Exile had come about because of their sin.

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When the Soul Listens: Finding Rest and Direction in

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As a pastor and traveling minister, I've observed a phenomenon in many, if not most churches, which troubles me more as each year passes. Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob. The lighting of a candle each week marks our journey through the four weeks of Advent. He is the Lord and Spirit who chooses to show grace rather than revenge and demonstrate mercy instead of punishment.

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One Day for God: A Guide to Your Own Retreat

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We have the freedom to chose between what is right and what is wrong. In the Constantinian era, following the rediscovery of the places associated with the Passion of Our Lord and the of the relics of the Passion, Christian pilgrimage made significant progress: pilgrimage to Palestine was especially important in this regard, since its holy places, starting with Jerusalem made it a "Holy Land". Through the years, American missionaries and expatriates have taken the Bible studies overseas, resulting in Beth Moore Bible study groups popping up all over the world.

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The Last Mile Home: Ordinary Insights from an Extraordinary

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His unwavering devotion to his studies helped him get high grades. In times of anguish, or perhaps in repentance and brokenness over sin, you may feel led to fall on your face before God. Even Ecclesiastes is concerned with matters of worship such as making and keeping vows (Eccl. 5:4–7). God comes to us in free and undeserved favor in the person of Jesus Christ who lived, died, and rose for us that we might belong to God and serve Christ in the world.

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