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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 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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December 19, 2015

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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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