Peace – December 31

Prince of Peace1                                                                                       Pastor Bob Lee   “For to us a child is born,              to us a son is given,              and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called              Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,...

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Peace – December 30

Reflections on Peace                                                                               David Cornelius   “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid”. — John 14:27 (ESV) “Do not...

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Peace – December 29

Shalom Aleichem                                                                        Matt and Mary Lou Bristol   It was evening on the Sunday when He arose from the grave that our Lord Jesus miraculously passed through the locked door behind which His disciples were huddled in fear. Jesus greeted the disciples with words...

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Peace – December 28

A Peace Beyond Understanding                                                                           Alice Waller   The whole world was preparing for the birth of our third child—it was my secret. Wreaths and trees popped up in stores and doors and windows. Red and green were everywhere in anticipation.   Mary knew her son...

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Peace – December 27

Peace                                                                                                                        Jack Flowers   When I was a young boy I often got into arguments with my brother.  At times we were quite noisy.  When dad had had enough, he would cry out, “Please give me some peace and quiet.”   I...

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Peace – December 26

Pursuing Peace                                                                                                     Carol Ashworth   6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all [d]comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in...

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Peace – December 25

The Prince of Peacemakers                                                                         Kate Honeycutt   “Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called children of God.” – Matthew 5:9 (NRSV)   About two thousand years ago a baby was born in a barn. Angels and men knew this baby as the Prince...

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Peace – December 24

Introduction to the Fourth Week of Advent –  Candle of Peace The wolf shall live with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the kid, the calf and the lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them.  Isaiah 11:6   The days seem more frequent...

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Joy – December 23

JOY…at Christmas                                                                                  Stephen Tayman    They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?” Luke 24:32 So Phillip Brown emails and asks me to put a few paragraphs...

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Joy – December 22

Joyful…this Christmas?                                                                              Sandra Lynch   “…weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.” Psalm 30:5b   The Christmas holidays are upon us and there is a hole in my family.  My husband recently lost his fight with cancer and pneumonia.  How could...

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