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Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve
We are now in the last day of advent. Our preparation is coming to and end for we will be recognizing the birth of the Christ child tonight. How has anticipation, hope, patience and obedience helped you to prepare this year? Have you found any new insights or practices that you will incorporate into your [...]

Week 4 Obedience

Week 4 Obedience
Another week and a new word.  But before I move forward with this I find that my timing and that of the book will not line up.  We are supposed to be through the week already and moving to Christmas Eve tomorrow.  So we will consider the word Obedience then move to Christmas Eve, okay? [...]

Week 3, Day 7

Week 3, Day 7
Praying Patiently Today we are introduced to the Jesus Prayer.  It goes something like this:  Jesus, have mercy on me, a sinner, or simply Jesus have mercy.  The process of the prayer is more important than the words themselves; you are supposed to pray this multiple times during your daily activities in an effort to [...]

Week 3, Day 6

Week 3, Day 6
The Waiting World Our book asks us to consider people or groups who are patiently waiting for help from God’s people.  Does any particular group come to mind to you?  It seems a bit out of touch to have to go to the news to find such a person or group because I think you [...]

Week 3, Day 5

Week 3, Day 5
Matthew 11:2-11 John the Baptist is now in prison awaiting word from his followers about whether Jesus is actually the one true messiah.  As usual Jesus does not directly say he is the messiah, but he quotes back prophesies that describe what the messiah will do and states that he is doing those things. Our [...]

Week 3, Day 4

Week 3, Day 4
James 5:7-10 Be patient until the coming of the Lord.  James is an apostle or at least the writer is representing himself as James but they could be another person working with James and others to help early Christian communities.  It is natural for people to have areas of disagreement or friction that can lead [...]