Month: December 2021

Let’s Pray Together

The end of the year brings a time of reflection for most people. For some, looking at the year produces regret and apprehension of more of the same in the new year. For others, that reflection is a time of proud jubilation at the many accomplishments achieved in the past 12 months while girding themselves to continue that path of …

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Growing in the Fear of The Lord

In the days leading up to the new year, it’s common practice to reflect and make plans for the year to come. For some, this might be a structured, hours-long process resulting in a personal strategic plan of sorts. For others, it might take the form of writing down or mentally noting New Year’s resolutions. Whatever the process, most of …

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God With Us

Hello GRC! With Christmas a little over a week away, that also means college semesters are winding down, and our two oldest kids come home this week!   When they’re at school, we have a weekly video call and we text here and there, but there’s nothing like having them home, sitting down at the dinner table, and being WITH loved …

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Jesus Moved Into the Neighborhood

The traditional Christmas accounts are found in Matthew’s and Luke’s Gospels.  The Gospel of John takes a more cosmic approach, but he speaks about Christmas, too.  His first words clearly take us back to the very beginning, in fact, even before the beginning: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He …

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Our Greatest Treasure

I first heard the term “consolation prize” on a television game show when I was growing up. Since I don’t watch television much, I wonder if this term is still used. As a consolation for losing, a small cash prize was given to a player who did not win the grand prize. Why am I talking about game shows and …

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