Advent Devotions & Ornaments

There are many things that vie for our attention during the Christmas season!  Each year, we like to create space for our family to remember who we are really celebrating.  This year, we’re going to use these devotions I wrote a few years ago.  I pray they encourage your hearts to draw near to Jesus this season!

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Sunlight & Clouds

I have been noticing the clouds, and how they reflect the light of the sun.  We use sunny days and blue skies as an analogy for happiness.  But, it is when the sunlight catches the clouds that we can actually see the play of its brightness.  It is clouds that make for gorgeous sunrises and sunsets.  Yet, cloudy days are an analogy for sadness.IMG_20170908_080232336

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Love is Relational

Love is relational, in its very nature.  In relationship we know and are known.  As we get to know someone, we want to know who they are are and let them know us.  Love is expressed in the context of relationship.  Relational love includes things like noticing people, listening, asking questions, sharing of your heart and selves, and responding.

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