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December 24, 2015

What do you normally do on Christmas Eve? Does your family have a tradition that you always do on December 24th?


For some it involves going to church and enjoying the candlelight service while singing Silent Night. For others Christmas Eve is centered on a family gath...

December 23, 2015

Read Hebrew 11:1


This chapter in Hebrews is known as the Faith Hall of Fame.  If you take time to look at the whole chapter you will be reminded of the lives and actions of many notable men and women of faith. 


Share about a person (living or dead) whose life has...

December 22, 2015

Read Romans 8:24-25


Celebrating holidays with the companionship of a child is one of my favorite things about being a parent.  This is Justus’ fourth Christmas, and the first time that he seems to really be getting a handle on the stories, traditions, and activities th...

December 21, 2015

“’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’”  (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV)  This is a verse that is recited quite often.  A verse written on graduation cards and repeated to downtro...

December 19, 2015

What is your favorite Christmas carol or song? What makes it your favorite and why?


I really like O Come O Come Emanuel, Angels We Have Heard on High, Carol of the Bells and “I Celebrate the Day” by Reliant K. Each has special meaning for me because I feel they are my...

December 17, 2015

An article I read recently said this, “one Christmas I read a newspaper article written by a reporter who had been searching for the meaning of ‘the Christmas spirit.’ When he concluded his quest, he rated this answer as the best: ‘It’s in your heart. It feels warm and...

December 16, 2015

Perseverance is worth celebrating.  Whether it is a graduation, a retirement, an anniversary, or a birthday the most common reason people throw parties is to acknowledge perseverance.  Even weddings in a sense are a celebration of future perseverance, cheering for the...

December 15, 2015

Just a few minutes after Silas was born I turned to Matt and said, “I can’t do that ever again.”  A few hours later I had already changed my mind and told him I think I could do it just once more.  Five months later, even two more children just doesn’t seem like enough...

December 14, 2015

Read Psalm 96:11-13


While studying this Scripture the song “Joy to the World” kept popping into my head.  The line, “and heaven and nature sing” have been in heavy rotation in our house over the last few weeks as Justus has been preparing for his children’s choir debut...

December 13, 2015

How would you define the word joy?  

Google says this: noun. a feeling of great pleasure and happiness.

I think Google is right but in our context, the Bible/Christianity, joy is so much more than an emotion it’s a gift. Theopedia, the Wikipedia of theology, says th...

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This blog is designed for individuals and families to share in discussion around the lighting of the Advent wreath. This may happen at a dinner table or in the living room. The goal is to get everyone talking and reading scripture together. There will be 5 devotionals a week and a prepartion day for the following Sunday on Saturday. We (Pastor Matt & Pamm Anderson) hope these devotions will help you and your family connect with God and each other this Advent Season.

Advent Family Devotions

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