Anticipate: The Ultimate Definition of Hope

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Have you ever waited, hoped, anticipated, or expected something to happen?  If your answer is yes (and I’m sure it was), then you have hoped for something.  Everyone has it in them to wait or anticipate or hope for something. … Continued

Mercy Restores Hope and Trust

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Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.   Advent focuses on the coming of the Messiah.   The Israelites awaited the coming of a Messiah who they thought would rescue them from the hands of their enemies and would declare … Continued

Scrooge Syndrome:  Hope Being the New Cure

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During the Christmas Season, we’ve all heard the Charles Dicken’s classic Christmas Carol and the life story of Ebenezer Scrooge!  Whether by reading the book, seeing it acted out in a play, watching an animated version, watching the traditional version, … Continued

Sing Christmas Songs About Hope

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Sing some Christmas Carols today!!   Have you ever really paid any attention to the message that some of the carols bring?   Today we are going to explore the message of hope which Advent brings through Christmas Carols. Remember that hope … Continued

Hope: The Second Sunday of Advent

Today is the second Sunday of Advent.   This week we will focus on the hope that comes with the Christmas Season.  Especially during our trying times of unrest in this world with famine and poverty, and diseases like Ebola, diabetes, … Continued