All posts in category God’s love

On Saying Thank You

“Tell everyone you meet, ‘thank you.’” Not a bad idea, but it wasn’t mine. As I sat in my pink chair praying about an upcoming trip, that sentence popped into my mind. Since no one else was home, obviously, it came from God. Easy. I could do that. But I thought the message silly. I […]

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How I Recognize God’s Voice

I heard God’s voice today. Oh, not in an audible way, but in a clearly recognizable way. This is how. As a writer, I understand “voice” is a term for how I differentiate my characters from each other in a manuscript. Readers should be able to read my dialogue and recognize which character is speaking without being told–because they […]

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Four Candles for Advent Love

Advent Love is marked on the fourth Sunday with all four candles lit. At our house, we light all four and another big one in the middle on Christmas day–signifying Jesus has come. (We also put a candle on the Ule Log and sing Happy Birthday in honor of the Christ child). What does love […]

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Three Candles for Advent Joy!

Advent joy

Advent joy is looking forward to the birth of the Messiah. Most people understand Christmas and joy–with the music and the parties and the gifts, it’s a happy time. Advent joy, however, is about looking forward to joy to come. It starts in the past. Old Testament Isaiah 9:2 prophesied about the Messiah God would […]

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Advent, Waiting and Childhood

Advent

I’d never heard of Advent during my childhood. I knew about waiting for Christmas, but not that the month of December encompassed Advent. Advent, of course, is all about waiting for the coming of Christ into the world. A recent article by Eric Metaxas, does a fine job of exploring Too Much Christmas, Too Little Advent? […]

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