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Peace & Palm Branches

“See, your King comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey…He will proclaim peace to the nations” – Zechariah 9:9-10 Yesterday, Palm Sunday, marked the beginning of Holy Week. Christians around the world follow Jesus’ final footsteps to the cross in an effort to remind us of the beautiful example and …

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To Do Justice

“And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” – Micah 6:8 During the season of Lent, as we prepare for Easter, we focus on Justice & Reconciliation because it is the example Jesus lives during His ministry on earth. Throughout Jesus’ ministry, He focuses on …

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Love

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. – John 15:13 The Super Bowl always comes with a lot of hype. Advertisers, fans, food delivery companies, and of course the teams go ‘all in’ each year in hopes of being the best, having the most unique commercial, or scoring the …

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A Cold Epiphany

My mind has very much been with the extreme cold weather and how it’s affecting folks with no home. I’ve also been consumed with the thought of yesterday being known as ‘Epiphany’ Sunday in the Christian calendar. It’s a day when we remember that the baby Jesus was being visited and given gifts by Zoroastrian …

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Christmas Day is Here

Merry Christmas everyone! Today is the big day that we’ve all been waiting for. All throughout the Advent season we’ve been longing for this day to come; the day we can finally celebrate the arrival of the baby Jesus. For those of you who have been following along with the Advent wreath, all four of the …

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Advent Week 4: LOVE

Christmas is only one more sleep away. Today as we light the fourth and final candle on our Advent wreath we can see that the light comes very close to overcoming all darkness. The only candle that is left now is the center candle, the Christ candle, which we’ll light on Christmas morning. As a reminder …

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Advent Week 3: JOY

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” -Philippians 4:4 As we light the third of the four outer candles on our Advent wreath, we are reminded that Christmas is drawing nearer. The light of this third candle comes even closer to completely driving the darkness away. This third candle represents ‘joy’. …

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Advent Week 2: PEACE

As we light the second of the four outer candles on our Advent wreath, we are reminded that as Christmas draws nearer, the light of this new candle drives darkness even further into the distance. This second candle is the ‘peace’ candle. Christmas is about celebrating the arrival, the birthday, of the Prince of Peace. …

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Advent Week 1: HOPE

This season, I’ll be drawing your attention to the Advent wreath to help us follow the season over the next four weeks. There is so much symbolism to this wreath; its circular shape is meant to represent God, the Creator and Preserver of all things. His love has no beginning and no end; it is …

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