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Christmas at Grandma's House: The Gospel According to Ruth


One of the names given to Jesus is Immanuel -- God With Us. In his genealogy found in Matthew 1:1-17) one of the women named as a descendant is Ruth. She is not Jewish, but a Moabite. Her story is an inspiration that God is with us...always....

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Christmas at Grandma's: The Gospel According to Rahab


The Christmas story doesn't begin at the manger or in the fields where shepherds kept watch over their flocks. It begins centuries before, and the genealogy of Jesus lists the generations of people who were part of the story. Our text this Advent season, Matthew 1:1-17 is a dry list of names. But in this list are the stories of many people -- especially women -- that w...

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Pain Points at Thanksgiving

Danger Expectations

"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." - William Arthur Ward, American Writer I love that quote. But I'm also guilty of the flaw it exposes. The truth is, when you step back and assess your life, you will undoubtedly experienced mixed feelings. On one hand, you will realize how much you have to be thankful for. On ...

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