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Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh: The Shadow of His Presence

God loves us and wants to be with us but His presence is a sacred place. When God declared His intention to come and dwell among His people, Moses was given strict instructions in preparing that holy space. The tabernacle was designed with intricate detail according to God’s plan. In Exodus 30 we have a…
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Just an (extra) ordinary night

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. It was a night like any other. The shepherds were where they were supposed to be, faithfully doing their job. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them… This night…
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In the Days of Herod …

In the days of Herod the king, Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea. Matthew 2:1 Most of us read this sentence every Christmas without giving it a second thought. But during Matthew’s time, this detail made a powerful point. Herod was a brilliant, wealthy king placed in power by Rome. But Herod wasn’t Roman. And…
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Pricey Gift

I became a great aunt last week. I love to tease my nephews that I’ve tried to be a good aunt – but now I’ve been promoted and am great. It’s a delight. She arrived right on time in a nice clean and warm environment. Her arrival was marked by good health for mom and…
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