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When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way. Matthew 2:10-12 We have finally arrived in Christmas time! While for many of us it feels like Christmas is winding down because our holiday celebrations are over, Christmas Day is really the beginning of the 12 days of Christmas. The fun has just begun! This year I have been thinking about how we celebrate Christmas as the wise men in


“By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:35). During the fourth week of Advent, we focus on the theme of love. As we prepare for Christ, we are preparing for God's love to be born into the world. One way that we prepare during Advent is by sharing Christ's love with others. At the end of November, my office became the storage place for Adopt a Child gifts. It was a beautiful sight to see as they continued to pour in each week. There were so many Linda had to strategically place these gifts so I could get around my office! One way that Faith shares Christ's love with the world can be seen through the overwhelming response we have to our Chr


"My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for the Mighty One has done great things for me and holy is his name" - Luke 1:46-49 - Each week during Advent we prepare for Christmas in many different ways. We have been preparing our hearts, our homes, and the world as best we can for the celebration of Christ's birth. If you are anything like me, the fact that Christmas is just over a week away still hasn't sunk in. And when it begins to sink in, there are sudden rushes of stress from my realization of the work, shopping, and wrapping that I still


"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God." - Matthew 5:9 In the season of Advent, we are preparing for what it means for Christ to be in our lives. This week, as we focus on peace, remembering that Christ is the Prince of Peace. The Hebrew word for peace is shalom, which means completeness or well being. Often when we think of peace, we imagine world peace. The idea that war will cease and people will begin to care for one another rather than be alienated. This is not the only sense of peace Christ has to offer us. He came not only to bring the world peace, but also to complete us. Give us a sense of wholeness that only Christ can provide. As we continu

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