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    New Year, Same God

    Everything changes. That’s one thing we can all agree on.  Some changes we celebrate, like graduations and weddings. Some changes we mourn, like death and divorce.  I’m guessing many of you breathed a sigh of relief when the clock struck midnight on December 31. After what felt like years, 2020 is over.  But there doesn’t seem to be a change yet. If anything, it seems to be getting worse.  We long for change. Yet we also desire things to remain the same. We want improvements, not disadvantages.  However, nothing on this earth will remain the same. People pass on. Pictures fade. Rocks erode. Forests die.  And yet there is one…

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    How We Should Live In 2021

    What if 2021 is just like 2020? What if all the disappointments from this year are simply compounded? What if we have to go another year without that conference, concert, vacation, or graduation party? What if 2021 isn’t everything we hope it will be? I’ve talked about contentment before. We keep trying to find satisfaction in the wrong things. The only place we can find true contentment is in Jesus. But what does that look like? And how can we be content if we have to endure another year of disappointments? No More Complaining Paul says in Philippians 2:14-15 that as believers we are to “[do] everything without grumbling or…

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    Prepare Him Room

    Joy to the world! The Lord has come Let Earth receive her King! Let every heart prepare Him room And heaven and nature sing And heaven and nature sing And heaven, and heaven and nature sing! Every year at Christmas, we are reminded to not let Jesus’ incarnation get lost in the shuffle. And so we try and maybe find a few moments to reflect on His advent before diving into the wrapping paper and cookies.  Of course, it’s important this time of year to prepare our hearts to focus on Christ, but we need to do this year-round.  Let’s face it. Life is busy.  We have deadlines to meet.…