The Name Jesus

“She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” – Matthew 1:21

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Be of Good Courage

We are to be courageous when God commands something, trusting in God’s presence and power — not leaning on our own thrill-seeking, risk-embracing bent nor overcoming our risk-averse, down-filled-seeking tendencies.

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A Thanksgiving List

When asked what they’re thankful for, 85 percent of Americans say their health and/or their family. So it’s no surprise that nearly 90 percent of us will be sharing Thanksgiving dinner with family.

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Suffering and the Heart of God

Trauma is extraordinary, she says, “not because it rarely happens, but because it swallows up and destroys normal human ways of living.” We have a choice. “We can flit from one cause to another or, like Jesus, we can leave our place of comfort and enter into the suffering.”

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There’s Got to be More Than This

Despite our economic ups and downs, we live in a place and time of extraordinary blessing. We are safer, healthier, and more comfortable than any people have ever been. As a result, we’ve become one thing more: acutely aware of what money can’t buy.

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