Posts with the category “advent-devotional-2021”

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Day 27
December 24th, 2021
Day 27Friday, December 24“In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.The word was with God in the beginning.Everything came into being through the Word, and without t...  Read More
by Denee Bowers
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Day 26
December 23rd, 2021
Day 26Thursday, December 23“When the angels returned to heaven, the shepherds said to each other, ‘Let’s go right now to Bethlehem and see what’s happened. Let’s confirm what the Lord has revealed to ...  Read More
by Denee Bowers
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Day 25
December 22nd, 2021
Day 25Wednesday, December 22“The angel said, ‘Don’t be afraid! Look! I bring good news to you — wonderful, joyous news for all people. Your savior is born today in David’s city. He is Christ the Lord....  Read More
by Denee Bowers
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Day 24
December 21st, 2021
Day 24Tuesday, December 21“And Mary said: ‘My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generation...  Read More
by Denee Bowers
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Day 23
December 20th, 2021
Day 23Monday, December 20“The angel replied, ‘The Holy Spirit will come over you and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore, the one who is to be born will be holy. Hew ill be calle...  Read More
by Denee Bowers
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Day 22
December 19th, 2021
Day 22Sunday, December 19“Sing to the Lord a new songbecause he has done wonderful things!His own strong hand and his own holy armhave won the victory!The Lord has made his salvation widely known;he h...  Read More
by Denee Bowers
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Day 21
December 18th, 2021
Day 21Saturday, December 18“Jesus responded, ‘Go, report to John what you hear and see. Those who were blind are able to see. This who were crippled are walking. People with skin diseases are cleansed...  Read More
by Denee Bowers
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Day 20
December 17th, 2021
Day 20Friday, December 17“Rejoice always. Pray continually. Give thanks in every situation because this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”1 Thessalonians 5:16-18ReflectionIn the NRSV translation ...  Read More
by Denee Bowers
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Day 19
December 16th, 2021
Day 19Thursday, December 16“Don’t be anxious about anything; rather, bring up all of your requests to God in your prayers and petitions, along with giving thanks.”Philippians 4:6ReflectionDon’t be anx...  Read More
by Denee Bowers
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Day 18
December 15th, 2021
Today we read the words of an Old Testament prophet, offering hope to the Jewish people who had just been released from exile and were returning to Jerusalem. Does it sound familiar? ...  Read More
by Denee Bowers
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Day 17
December 14th, 2021
These ancient words from the prophet Isaiah unveiled the current deliverance of Israel and the future coming of the Messiah. ...  Read More
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Day 16
December 13th, 2021
n 2014 I moved to Missouri alone. Though I Had never lived here, St. Louis had become the hub of family dwelling and I was compelled to come here for two reasons:...  Read More
by Denee Bowers
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Day 15
December 12th, 2021
What a list of accomplishments this is! The maker of heaven and earth and all things can give sight to the blind, feed the starving, and heal the hurting....  Read More
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Day 14
December 11th, 2021
In November I decided to do the task I dread more than anything…clean out my closet. ...  Read More
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Day 13
December 10th, 2021
For ALL people? Even me? Even those who make me uncomfortable? Isaiah was able to capture the revolutionary character of Jesus’ ministry 700 years before his birth....  Read More
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Day 12
December 9th, 2021
I don’t know if Peter was a parent, but his commentary on the passing of time captures parenting perfectly...  Read More
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Day 11
December 8th, 2021
If you were going to describe God, what attributes come to mind? Love. Peace. Hope. Alive. Lord. King. Savior. Creator....  Read More
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Day 10
December 7th, 2021
Paul wrote this letter to the Philippians during an extremely difficult time for the church....  Read More
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Day 9
December 6th, 2021
It can be hard and scary to find support in times of trouble. Aren’t we wanting someone that demonstrates wisdom and understanding, strategic planning and strength?...  Read More
by Denee Bowers
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Day 8
December 5th, 2021
A really great kiss is hard to describe, but you know it when it happens. Jesus is the perfect embodiment of God, hard to describe, but impossible to miss....  Read More
by Denee Bowers
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Day 7
December 4th, 2021
In an instant gratification society, one where I can have anything I want delivered to me anytime I demand it, I can FaceTime with anyone I want at any time and have Google answer any question I could...  Read More
by Denee Bowers
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Day 6
December 3rd, 2021
In a world where it is all too easy to divide one another based on culture, wealth, religion, or political affiliation, Paul prays that the love we feel for one another would overflow....  Read More
by Denee Bowers
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Day 5
December 2nd, 2021
Last September, 18 years old and ranked 73rd, Leila Fernandez upset defending champion Naomi Osaka in the U.S. Open. Fernandez professed, “From the very beginning, right before the match, I knew I was...  Read More
by Denee Bowers
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Day 4
December 1st, 2021
This time of year explodes with sensual delight — holiday lights and colorful decorations, traditional songs and hymns, meals and treats being offered. ...  Read More
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Day 3
November 30th, 2021
Each Advent season, we read the ancient text of Isaiah, which was written over 700 years before a baby was born in a manger....  Read More
by Denee Bowers
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Day 2
November 29th, 2021
The best (or worst, if you’re a scrooge) Christmas gifts come with instructions. Some assembly required. Set up and rules for game play....  Read More
by Denee Bowers
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Day 1
November 28th, 2021
Unsalvageable. Lost cause. Canceled. These human concepts carry no weight in the kingdom of God....  Read More
by Denee Bowers

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