Stories of Significance

Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened, and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.” Jesus, when he began his ministry, was about thirty years of age, being the son (as was supposed) of Joseph, the son of Heli,Luke 3:21-23.

Genealogies. Someone may be preparing a family history as a Christmas gift for the rest of the family. I was blessed several years ago when my brother, Jay, blessed us with a history of our family. He spent much time over the years meticulously researching and recording the mysteries of our family. What a blessing he gave us!

All the stories of the past looked forward to the future and the shaping of a family who touched communities and made a difference in the lives of others.

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How Are You Preparing for Christmas?

“Rome rules. Corruption reigns, and we haven’t heard from God in 400 years. Now, this man who wears camel hair and eats wild locust and honey is roaming the desert telling us to be baptized like Gentiles converting to Judaism. Weird thing is, Jews are doing it. The world has gone mad!”

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3 Reasons to Adore

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” John 3:16-17

In the beginning, God created the world in all its beauty and perfection. He created man and woman in His image and said that it was very good. God walked with Adam and Eve in the cool of the day, for He loved them, and He loved all His creation.

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Jesus Chose A Woman to Be the First Evangelist

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I loved him, but I couldn’t please him. I was so ashamed when he divorced me. Maybe I’ll please this man. No.

Five men. Five divorces.

I‘ll just live with this man.

The women snub me. They talk behind my back.

I’m so alone. Passed from one man to the next.

No friends.

God, have You also rejected me?

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Jesus in Me … Thankfully Read

I look forward to the evenings that my husband and I put on our walking shoes, grab each other’s hand, and step outside. As we enjoy the companionship of each other, we point out nature’s beauty, discuss the day, and share our dreams, disappointments, struggles, and hopes. My husband is my lifelong friend, servant leader, and lover of my soul.

We have another walking companion – a constant Companion in the Holy Spirit. This is the Companion Anne Graham Lotz has revealed in Jesus in Me: Experiencing the Holy Spirit as a Constant Companion.

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How Much of the Son’s Light Are You Reflecting?

“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

The moon reflects up to 12% of the sun’s light. How much of Son’s light are you reflecting?

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