Advent 2017 – Day 14

Have you ever planned a holiday celebration and then, instead of seeing your prayers and hopes fulfilled, you see things flow downward in an unending spiral. The turkey burns, the eggnog runs out, six extra guests arrive. Like Isaiah, Jeremiah served faithfully as a prophet of Jehovah for many decades. Where Isaiah had opportunity to …

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Advent 2017 – Day 5

My husband Gene wanted a new desk, but he had to wait until Christmas when I gave him one as a gift. Unfortunately, the desk came unassembled, and Gene had to spend many painful hours reading instructions, inserting screws, and gluing parts before he could enjoy the benefits of his gift. Thousands of years ago, …

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