Tuesday, November 30: Firstborn

Colossians 1:15-18The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold …

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Monday, November 29: Word

John 1:1-5 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.  The light shines in the darkness, …

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Thankful – Even for Air

Working with kids is always surprising and many times is humbling too.  One of the highlights of my year is getting to meet with and co-teach our children who are going through the Communicant membership process.  We meet with them monthly and each time we meet, I find that their answers challenge, encourage or convict me in some way.  This …

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Clearing the Air

This is the time of year when a steady humming fills the air, from the rising to the setting of the sun. The sources of this whirring are those giant leaf collection vacuum trucks that scour the streets for curbside pick-up. Their noise may be far off or nearby, and they hum in tune with countless leaf blowers pushing the …

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Going Beneath the Surface

With much excitement and a little trepidation, we purchased our first ever 15-foot above-ground pool earlier this year…in fact already in March before the price quadrupled! Knowing that cleaning and maintenance was not exactly my forte, I vowed to reform my ways once the pool was up. The children loved the beautifully clean pool. We diligently cleaned the filter every …

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That I May Gain Christ

Motivation. A concept I’ve been prompted to consider over the past few months due to my involvement in youth ministry. How to encourage…motivate kids to take matters of the faith seriously? To read an assigned passage of scripture or say a word of prayer, not to receive a word of favor or praise, but to do so because such efforts …

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