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...

Making Room for Hospitality
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Making Room for Hospitality

Written by Abby Barr, M.Ed., Director of Operations Generally speaking, my husband and I are not shy people. In fact, I’m convinced that Ryan knows over half the population of Lynchburg by name, and likewise, Ryan is continually amazed at the depth and variety of topics I can cover with someone in a quick five...

November 14, 2018December 6, 2018by
Not Thankful?
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Not Thankful?

Written by Andrew Moroz, Teaching Pastor Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away. For most people that means family, friends, and food, and, usually, at least some consideration of things that we’re thankful for. But what if you’re not thankful? What if you’re in a season of life where you find it difficult to be...