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The Manger – December 11 Devos


(The following is the devotional for the week that I sent to our small group.)

Only 14 days until Christmas. Wow. I find if I don’t take time to meditate on Jesus during this season, the time totally slips away from me!

I loved Brad’s sermon this past weekend about the shepherds (if you missed it, check it out here: http://www.tworiverschurch.org/700215.ihtml). Jesus came in such a way that even the most outcast of society still had access to Him. The way He entered this earth is nothing short of miraculous and significant.

If you go to Bethlehem today, you can enter the cave where Jesus was born. However, since the early church built on that site, it looks nothing like it used to. But not far from the Church of the Nativity is an area called The Shepherd’s Field. They have many caves there, left in their original state, so that you can imagine what it was like that night that Mary and Joseph welcomed a wailing 8-pound bundle of flesh into the world.  (more…)

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March 2011 Ministry Update


Happy spring! I hope that March entered like a lamb and left like a lamb for you. I love the newness of spring – it reminds me of how Jesus takes the dry, broken places in our lives and makes something beautiful out of it, like a well-watered garden. Here is my update for March (click on the picture to enlarge it for easier reading): (more…)

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