Let It Be Done to Me

“Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.”  Luke 1:38 It is these words of Mary that changed the course of human history forever. With her ‘yes’, she made it possible for God to visit us in the flesh, in the form of Jesus. And […]

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How to Eliminate Anxiety

Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 I don’t know about you, but I still struggle with worry and […]

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Giving the Gift of Presence

When I went to visit my mom in the nursing home this week, O Come, O Come Emmanuel was piping through the intercom. Garlands and Christmas ornaments were hanging from the ceiling, the Christmas tree was up in the visiting room, and the nurses were doing their best to make things a bit merrier for […]

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Are You Expecting?

Somewhere in our family photos is a picture of me about the age of three, standing on my tiptoes, looking out our front door. My grandmother had just told me that Jesus was coming, and with the complete trust of child, I took her literally and began to peer out the window to see if […]

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An Advent Challenge

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 Today is the official start of Advent, one of the busiest times of year. For most, the weeks leading up to Christmas are full of hustle, bustle, shopping, decorating, and preparing to entertain family and friends. But […]

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