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  • Why Christ came as a baby: new version
    Why Christ came as a baby: new version
    For Christmas I usually respond to my readers request to repost the “Why Christ came as a baby” article I wrote several years ago. (There’s a link below if you’d like to read it or read it again.)This year I thought I'd...
  • Parent's Decoration
    Advent IV: Hope in the Hill Country
    Advent may be the story of hope, but not everyone shares that hope. There’s something about this season that has a tendency to excavate long-buried hurts, ignored or untended wounds, and deep-seeded disputes and tensions, bringing them to...
  • Dog pulled off euthanasia table seconds from death, now hopes for new home
    Dog pulled off euthanasia table seconds from death, now hopes for new home
    She nearly lost her life at Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control in Florida. She was already injected with the chemical sedative to start the euthanasia process. There was no reason for anyone to help her. She had already had a very tragic...
  • Pastor tells congregation: 'Keep your eye on the flicker of hope'
    Pastor tells congregation: 'Keep your eye on the flicker of hope'
    On Sunday, Dec. 7, Rev. Lois Blakey-Paige, pastor of New Canaan Worship Center in Richmond, Virginia preached from Isaiah 40:1-11 using the title "Focus on the Flicker of Hope." She said we can look at the flame of a candle and see how...
  • Advent, a time of hope for peace
    Advent, a time of hope for peace
    Advent is a time of hope for the world. It is not the next election, the next great political movement, the next great religious movement or even our favorite sports team winning the season. Passages such as Mark 13:24-37 reveal that the outcome...
  • Christmas Bell
    Advent II: Hopeful Echoes from Ancient Days
    The season of Advent does more than just introduce us to the hope of salvation; it gives shape to how we understand salvation. Luke presents God’s salvation, not as a concept that can be abstracted and compartmentalized as we often do with...
  • Hope does not disappoint us
    According to the Bible, hope does not disappoint us
    The word "hope" is in Romans 5:3-5, three times. Paul tells us that we are to rejoice in hope. Hope is simply the expectation that what we want to happen will happen. But then Paul says, we are to also rejoice in suffering. How can we...
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    Advent I: A World in Need of Hope
    Advent is the season that celebrates the coming of Christ. It is both a season and story of hope and Luke starts the story in the days when there was very little of it. After a brief introduction, he begins “In the days of Herod, king of...
  • AUTUMN HEALING
    A Thanksgiving poem of comfort
    To celebrate Thanksgiving, I decided to pen a poem to share. This is actually one of my favorite holidays and times of year. But for some, this season of gathering may not only commemorate love, but also loss. For this reason, I offer my heartfelt...
  • Hopeium
    Hope - is a Four letter word.
    Have you ever found yourself working with a prospect for any extended period of time? All of your interactions have been positive; they appear to like you and by all indications are interested in your ideas. They request a proposal (RFP) and you...
  • Jagged Edge number one R&B album
    'JE Heartbreak II' takes Billboard number one R&B album spot
    The votes have been counted and "JE Heartbreak II," Jagged Edge's latest studio album is the number one R&B album in the country according to the Billboard Charts. Rated RnB reported on Wednesday Nov. 5 that the R&B group...
  • Tossed and blown by the wind
    Defeat doubt and give thanks
    "He who doubts is like a wave of the sea, tossed and blown by the wind, that man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord." Believe and do not doubt. That's the message here in the book of James. It's not meant to...
  • To Know - A Devotion
    Just To Know - A Devotion
    Ephesians 3:16-20 (NLT)I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s...
  • The Obama cycle: Three stages of hope
    The Obama cycle: Three stages of hope
    American voters ushered in President Obama on a theme of hope. Americans hoped to heck to get out of the horrible financial situation that was caused by entering into foreign policy that we could not afford. In addition, Americans gave to wealthy...
  • Pain shouldn't halt your purpose
    Pain shouldn’t halt your purpose
    “Let your hope make you glad. Be patient in time of trouble and never stop praying.” Romans 12:12Hope.People have it and hold on to it. People are suddenly able to find it. People lose it. When it’s lost nothing makes sense nor...