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Christmas cards
Inspiring Stories

Why Christmas Cards Are Really Advent Cards

They’re full of hope and the promise of God’s coming on Earth.

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Times Square
Power of Prayer

That Incident in Times Square

A New York City subway commuter still prays for peace during Advent despite the Manhattan bombing.

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Decorating the house for Advent
Power of Prayer

Decorate Your House for Advent

Bringing light to darkness and preparing ourselves for Jesus’ coming

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The hope of Advent
Miracles

What’s the Meaning of Advent?

Look at every glittering light and sprig of holly as a sign of what’s to come.

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Bible verses about prayer
Pray Effectively

7 Bible Verses About Prayer

Prayer takes practice. And God’s Word offers some of the best advice about it.

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Soup kitchen hope
Inspiring Stories

A Soup Kitchen Blessing

Along with a hot meal, a dose of hope.

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Veterans Day
Military Families

Honoring Veterans and Praying for Peace

Unwavering memories of helping a grandfather with American flags when those who served were honored.

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Facebook prayers
Pray Effectively

My Facebook Prayers

I do appreciate hearing about the reasons people are celebrating and the reasons they need help. They can offer real cause for prayer.

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Angelic waitiress
Angels

The Angelic Waitress

A forgotten credit card and an angelic act to make things right.

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Take a pilgrimage.
Life Advice

This Pilgrim’s Progress

A pilgrimage doesn’t have to be far–a nearby church or park will do. 

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