The Joy of Knowing
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The Joy of Knowing

Written by Danika Delello Psalm 54:4, “God is my helper; the Lord is the sustainer of my life.” When the Christians that I know go through trials, I hear many of them talk about how they find their comfort in the Lord. They tell me that even though their circumstances are painful, they find joy...

February 14, 2019February 14, 2019by
Love
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Love

By Fred Volk, Ph.D. In First Corinthians, the Apostle Paul describes what love is when he states unequivocally that no matter what we have gained in our lives in terms of accomplishments and material wealth, and no matter what we have done in our lives in terms of giving and service, that if we have...

December 17, 2018December 20, 2018by
Joy
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Joy

Written by Juan Dugan, D.Min. – Worship Leader Joy is a tricky thing. We often hear it described as happiness or a positive outlook, but for anyone who has ever felt joyous, we know it’s more than that. There is that mysterious something contained within joy that makes it so difficult to accept when it...

December 12, 2018December 12, 2018by
Peace
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Peace

By Jennifer Redmond, M.Ed. In the protestant tradition, the focus of Advent is most often on the arrival of Jesus—Emanuel, God with us. But one season, that focus dramatically shifted for me. Five years ago, I was 8 months pregnant at Christmas; in a few short weeks I would become a mother. Many days I...

The Advent Journal
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The Advent Journal

DECEMBER 1 HOPE FOR REDEMPTION “He sent redemption to his people; he has commanded his covenant forever. Holy and awesome is his name!” Psalm 111:9 The expectation of being delivered from the consequences of sin has been in the hearts of men and the earth itself since The Fall. Curses resulted as Adam and Eve...