Earlier this month, a camel escaped from a live nativity in Bonner Springs, Kansas. The next day, the second Sunday in Advent, police received reports of the creature traversing on a golf course. So, cops chased it while riding on golf carts. But in slapstick movie fashion, it…
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“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your…
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“The angel said to her, ‘Fear not, Mary; for you have found favor with God.’” (Luke 1:30) Turn the pages of the nativity stories and you’ll stumble into…
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“But the angel said, ‘Don’t be afraid! I have good news for you, which will make everyone happy. This very day in King David’s hometown a Savior was…
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“And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’ Then…
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“He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.” (Luke 1:51) Advent calls us to live in the tension…
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“Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, ‘Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and…
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“Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places.” (Matthew 24:7) Like many of…
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