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Do Not Be Afraid

Do Not Be Afraid

“The angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God…For nothing will be impossible with God.’ Then Mary said, ‘Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.’ Then the angel departed from her.” –Luke 1:30, 37-38 On this last […]

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  December 23, 2019   No comments
Advent Signs

Advent Signs

“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Look, the young woman is with child and shall bear a son, and shall name him Emmanuel.” –Isaiah 7:14 The weekly themes during Advent are Hope, Peace, Love and Joy. We know that in a world that is often filled with difficulty and despair, we need […]

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  December 16, 2019   No comments
Advent Waiting

Advent Waiting

“The wolf will live with the lamb, and the leopard will lie down with the young goat; the calf and the young lion will feed together, and a little child will lead them.” –Isaiah 11:6 This verse from Isaiah speaks to a future with hope and peace as the cornerstones of life.  The writer gives […]

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  December 9, 2019   No comments
Advent Hope

Advent Hope

“A voice cries out: ‘In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.  Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain.’” –Isaiah 40:3-4 The season of Advent […]

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  December 2, 2019   No comments
Light in the Darkness

Light in the Darkness

“What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.” –John 1:4-5 As we move through this second week of the Advent season, we start to hear more about the light of Christ coming […]

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  December 10, 2018   No comments
Prepare

Prepare

“A voice cries out: ‘In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.’” –Isaiah 40:3 Advent has arrived again and is our yearly time to prepare for the coming of God as Emmanuel—God with us. The name Advent derives from the Latin word for ‘coming,’ […]

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  December 3, 2018   No comments
In the End is our Beginning

In the End is our Beginning

“’I am the Alpha and the Omega,’ says the Lord God, ‘the one who is and was and is coming, the Almighty.’” –Revelation 1:8 The poet T.S. Elliott once wrote, “In the end is our beginning.” This too is the truth of our Christian faith. In the Christian life the beginning and the end are […]

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  November 26, 2018   No comments
Bread of Life

Bread of Life

“Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.’” –John 6:35 I frequently drive on East Washington Ave. between Sun Prairie and Madison. When I get near the Gardner Bread manufacturer and bakery I often smell the […]

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  December 18, 2017   No comments
Hope is the Future

Hope is the Future

“Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then it was said among the nations, ‘The Lord has done great things for them.’” –Psalm 126 Last week, one of the daily devotionals in our church Advent devotional book was written by our Middle School LOGOS youth in their worship […]

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  December 11, 2017   No comments
Doing the Next Thing Well

Doing the Next Thing Well

“I will call to mind the deeds of God; I will remember your wonders of old. I will meditate on all your works.” –Psalm 77:11-12 The 14th century English mystic, Julian of Norwich is known to have said, “All shall be well and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.” […]

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  December 4, 2017   No comments