Posts made in December, 2018


A Simple Christmas When told that about our advent devotional, I attempted to remember about my Christmases when I was a child. My home was in rural Bath County and my mother, Lucy, took me to the White Oak Christian church ever Sunday and Sunday night. I also attended youth group meetings with the other children in the community who went to my church. I remember around Christmastime all the children got very ecited and eager for...

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The Lord gives his people strength.The Lord blesses them with peace. -Psalm 29:11 (NLT) We all have a story. That story is ultimately full of ups and downs, with some more extreme than others. When we find the strength to tell others our stories of deep struggles or crushing emotional hardships, the shock and amazement brings people to ask us, “Where did you find the strength to get through all of that?!?” I have seen most people of...

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There was a time I thought I was capable of almost anything. I was young, intelligent, and strong. Though my youth remains, I’ve realized there is much left to learn, and more things are discovered each day. Unfortunately, I no longer posses the physical capabilities I once had. I’m learning to live with chronic pain which can drain you of strength both physically and mentally. Most people don’t realize the toll that...

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Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word. But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.” And Jesus answered and said to her,...

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Third Sunday of Advent This is the day which the Lord hath made: we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24 How we love to sing this little song for Sunday School and as a Call to Worship. Even though we may cough and choke and our bones may creak and grown, how many of us really stop to appreciate the dawning of another day? Today, as I try to put my thoughts in words, the sun is about to break over the horizon. I know I’m...

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