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Advent Week 2: Courage and Obedience

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 "Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream..." --Matthew 1:19-20a (NIV) Greg* and I ...continue reading

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Advent Week 1: Anticipation

“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.”—Isaiah 9:2 (NIV) One night several years ago, I made the huge mistake of drinking way too much green tea while eating Japanese with my husband. You guessed what happened. I lay in ...continue reading

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Note: Advent, of course, is over now, but this miniseries wouldn’t be complete without one last post. January is my hardest month. Sure, the days are starting to get longer, but the difference in when the sun sets is so miniscule that it’s hard to notice. In the morning, it’s almost like the sun struggles ...continue reading

“Be still and know that I am God.” -Psalm 46:10 (NIV) One of my favorite times of day is dawn. Don’t get me wrong. I’m so not a morning person. Matter of fact, I joke that getting vertical is agony. But when I’m up, I truly do enjoy the dawn. It’s quiet. Peaceful. Still. Stillness ...continue reading

Advent Week 1: Anticipation

“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.” —Isaiah 9:2 (NIV) One night several years ago, I made the huge mistake of drinking way too much green tea while eating Japanese with my husband. You guessed what happened. I lay ...continue reading