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as you are

Friends, you are not alone and know that you are loved as you are. 12/17 will be the 6th anniversary of my friend, Esther’s passing. I remember her life and joys she brought to myself and others. At this moment, I feel the truth and reality of God’s love. God loves us as we are. […]

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Restore us, O God

restore-us-o-god-20201129.m4a Today is the first Sunday of Advent. So what is Advent? (The following section on Advent was drawn from Christianity.com with slight modification – https://www.christianity.com/christian-life/christmas/what-is-advent.html) The word “Advent” is derived from the Latin word adventus, meaning “coming,” which is a translation of the Greek word parousia. Scholars believe that during the 4th and 5th centuries in Spain and Gaul, Advent […]

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a lament for loss

Lord have mercy! What a year 2020 has been for each and every one of us! In addition to whatever individual joys and sorrows you have experienced this year, we are, as a nation, as a world, collectively experiencing a pandemic due to Coronavirus. As a nation, we have not dealt with the pandemic well. […]

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press on toward the goal

Apostle Paul says he of all the people have a life he could boast about. He has more confidence in the flesh than anyone else.  4bIf anyone else has reason to be confident in the flesh, I have more: 5circumcised on the eighth day, a member of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, […]

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How Beautiful are the Feet of those who bring good news!

“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” (Psalm 19:14) Elijah and Peter are two people in the Bible you may not think to compare often. But we meet Elijah after a gigantic spiritual battle on Mount Carmel. He has a […]