Month: December 2014

Best-Loved Blog Posts

December 31, 2014 | Comments Off on Best-Loved Blog Posts
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As we close out another year in our Kids’ Corner, we’ve chosen 12 of our best-loved posts of the year, one from each month. If you missed any, be sure to check them out! • January: Breanna’s Friend • February: Nick’s Pennies • March: Dancing Shoes • April: Listening to Jesus • May: A Gift…

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Chronological Bible Reading 2014

December 29, 2014 | Comments Off on Chronological Bible Reading 2014
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The year is coming to an end, and with that, the schedule for reading the Bible chronologically with Joni and Ken. Have you been following along with the reading or with the Key Verses from each week’s reading? If so, we would love to hear from you. Even if you didn’t keep up all year…

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Following Jesus in 2015

December 28, 2014 | Comments Off on Following Jesus in 2015
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I’m intrigued by the way Jesus called his disciples. In every Gospel account, Jesus called them using two short words: “Follow me.” That is, don’t look back; don’t say you want to first bury your dead, or try out the oxen you purchased; don’t say goodbye to your family. Rather, follow me. So many of…

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Facebook and Wheels for the World

December 27, 2014 | Comments Off on Facebook and Wheels for the World
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My friend Donna posted this little wheelchair on her Facebook page, inviting her friends and family to help sponsor pediatric wheelchairs for Wheels for the World. I think it’s a great idea! We have 22 Wheels outreach trips planned for 2015, all of which require lot of wheelchairs :-). Think about posting this special need…

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Kathy’s Here for Christmas

December 26, 2014 | Comments Off on Kathy’s Here for Christmas
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My sister Kathy has arrived – it means lots of sweet sisterly moments reflecting on childhood Christmases, as well as having her ‘hands’ to help me bake, return things to the mall, and maybe clean out a few closets to get my house in order for 2015. The older I get, the more I treasure…

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Wisemen Still Seek Jesus

December 26, 2014 | Comments Off on Wisemen Still Seek Jesus
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Since yesterday was Christmas day, it can be easy to feel a little disappointed today. You can enjoy your new presents and be having fun with family. You can have lots of yummy food and several more days of sleeping in, but still feel sad that Christmas is over. It’s okay to feel that way.…

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Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2014 | Comments Off on Merry Christmas!
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Today is the blessed day we come together with family and friends to enjoy the true gift of Christmas – the gift of Jesus, our Savior. Join Ken and me in making room in your heart’s stable for the Son of God – May His Spirit always find a warm and welcoming home there. From…

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Christmas Eve

December 24, 2014 | Comments Off on Christmas Eve
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Isaiah 9:6 is the one of the most powerful Christmas promises in Scripture – just think, God gives to us (that’s you and me) a Savior, a Rescuer, a Healer! If we are confused or depressed, He’s our Wonderful Counselor. If we are weak and defenseless, He’s our Mighty God. If we feel orphaned or…

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Mary and Joseph’s Journey

December 24, 2014 | Comments Off on Mary and Joseph’s Journey
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Do you ever think about the trip Mary and Joseph took from their home in Nazareth to Bethlehem? It sounds kind of silly, but of course they couldn’t look up the best directions on their map app or stop at McDonalds when they got hungry. They didn’t even know whether there would be anyone waiting…

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