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Do You Have Room?

When the expecting Mary and Joseph arrived in Bethlehem to be taxed and counted as part of the census demanded by Emperor Caesar Augustus they found no place where they could stay.  There was no room for them in the … Continue reading

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The Messages Of Christmas

This Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent so we will begin to turn our attention to the messages of the Christmas story. This week will take an overview of the elements of the story to gather inspiration for what … Continue reading

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Finding Reasons To Give Thanks

It can feel challenging to find gratitude this year with so many restrictions and the losses this pandemic has wrought. And it is good to look for the blessings, even if they are not what we might have hoped for … Continue reading

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Loving (or even just tolerating) Those You Disagree With

We live in a highly divided world. We all set up our camp of beliefs and have determined that if anyone doesn’t agree with us then they are idiots (or some other colorful name). This happens in many areas of … Continue reading

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A Still Small Voice

When we are struggling it makes sense that we would want to hide ourselves until the difficulty passes. Are you struggling right now? Do you wish you could hide away somewhere and come out again when everything has settled down? … Continue reading

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Calling All Angels

In our story last week Elijah did something profound to prove the power of God and to disprove the false gods that were being worshipped. But then in our story this week Elijah is threatened and runs away for his … Continue reading

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What’s Holding You Back?

Feeling a little stuck? Maybe even a little apathetic? It is not surprising with all that is going on in our world. Maybe we all need a little encouragement to keep moving and connect with the source of all our … Continue reading

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How To Be Stress Free (or at least mostly)

The best way to ensure that our stress levels go down on a regular basis is to live our life with integrity. We all know that when we act in ways we know we shouldn’t that our anxiety begins to … Continue reading

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You Can Have Peace

There are many things we can point to right now and say that because of them we are not feeling peaceful. There are certainly a lot of external factors that are challenging to our peace of mind. The truth is, … Continue reading

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Feeling Stuck For A While?

What do we do when we are feeling like we are stuck? And have been stuck for a long…. time. We actually have the tools we need to get unstuck, but sometimes we are unaware of that or feel like … Continue reading

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