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That Time of Year

 by Carla O’Brien It’s that time of year.  No…not the shopping, and schlepping…and sales anxiety…oh my! ADVENT.  Advent in the Christian church is the time of preparation for the arrival and celebration of the Christ Child. It is about preparing our minds and hearts for the miracle. Over the years I have thought a great… Continue reading That Time of Year

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When Grief Meets Joy

Rosa Zoghbi is a young woman whose heart has been captivated by the love of Jesus. She has boldly stepped out in faith over and over again as Jesus has called her to follow Him. She is single by choice and will not settle for less than what God has for her in any area of her… Continue reading When Grief Meets Joy

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Instead of worrying…

When worry takes center stage in your life, soon the dark cloud of anxiety begins to seep into even your most precious moments. Worry doesn’t bully its way to the spotlight, it lurks and whispers itself into it. It haunts and hovers. It steals your joy and taints the bright colors of your life.  Worry… Continue reading Instead of worrying…