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What Gift Can We Bring? (His Encouragement #7)

What is “His Encouragement?” Thursdays are always a really long day of the week for me. Since I’m a pastor, Sunday feels like the natural beginning to my week.  By the time I get to Thursday, I am tired and drained. That’s why I’m excited to join with a group of blogging friends in order to… Continue reading What Gift Can We Bring? (His Encouragement #7)

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Devotion: Hope from the Ash Heap

This post is part of the series, "His Encouragement." Thursdays are always a really long day of the week for me. Since I’m a pastor, Sunday feels like the natural beginning to my week.  By the time I get to Thursday, I am tired and drained. That’s why I’m excited to join with a group… Continue reading Devotion: Hope from the Ash Heap

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Who Tells Our Story? Ableism, Vision Loss, & John’s Message of Hope (His Encouragement #6)

What is “His Encouragement?” Thursdays are always a really long day of the week for me. Since I’m a pastor, Sunday feels like the natural beginning to my week.  By the time I get to Thursday, I am tired and drained. This is especially true during advent. That’s why I’m excited to join with a group… Continue reading Who Tells Our Story? Ableism, Vision Loss, & John’s Message of Hope (His Encouragement #6)

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The Longest Night (His Encouragement #5)

Thursdays are always a really long day of the week for me. Since I’m a pastor, Sunday feels like the natural beginning to my week.  By the time I get to Thursday, I am tired and drained. That’s why I’m excited to join with a group of blogging friends in order to offer you a… Continue reading The Longest Night (His Encouragement #5)

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My Favorite Christmas Song: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus [25 Days of Holiday Songs] — ☆ai love music☆

    I would like to say a special "thank you," to Ai Love Music, who allowed me to do a guest post about my favorite Christmas song, "Come Thou Long Expected Jesus," by Charles Wesley. Click through in order to read the entire article! https://www.youtube.com/embed/vRAFQCOkjgE?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent Welcome to Day 3 of the “25 Days of… Continue reading My Favorite Christmas Song: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus [25 Days of Holiday Songs] — ☆ai love music☆

Black words on a green background read, "His Encouragement: Words from Scripture to Strengthen Your Soul"
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Prepare the Way of the Lord (His Encouragement #4)

What is “His Encouragement?” Thursdays are always a really long day of the week for me. Since I’m a pastor, Sunday feels like the natural beginning to my week.  By the time I get to Thursday, I am tired and drained. That’s why I’m excited to join with a group of blogging friends in order to… Continue reading Prepare the Way of the Lord (His Encouragement #4)

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Devotion: Forgiveness Takes Strength (His Encouragement #2)

Strength doesn't always look like we expect. This Thanksgiving, let us give thanks for the many earthly blessings in our lives. Let us praise God for food, family, and a home. These are all good gifts; however, on this busy Thanksgiving day, I encourage you to take a quiet moment and to earnestly thank God for the most precious gift of all, the gift of a savior who is strong enough to forgive our sins. 

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What Does Healing Look Like?

This past week, I deepened my spirituality by spending time at a retreat with members of the Order of St. Luke. Throughout the week, we emphasized how Luke portrays Christ as the healer, and I couldn’t help but wonder, why does God heal some people and not others? Glaucoma: The Silent Thief of Sight About… Continue reading What Does Healing Look Like?