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Call to Prayer for December 18, 2017

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Call to Prayer for December 18, 2017

As we prepare for Christmas 2017, I wanted to share again the posts related to the weeks of Advent that were shared last year as a reminder of why we celebrate Christmas (the following was originally posted as our Call to Prayer for 12_19_2016) ‘Preparing for Christmas’ (thoughts shared by Daphne Youngblood, support staff for Georgia WMU/WEM) – The fourth week of Advent is about “Peace.” First, let me ask you what you think about when you hear the word peace? Define peace in your own words. Do you think about the lack of peace in your own life or heart? What does the world say peace is? Is the peace from heaven different from the peace in this world? Where does peace...

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Call to Prayer for November 28, 2016

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Call to Prayer for November 28, 2016

‘Preparing for Christmas’ – Yesterday was the beginning of Advent for those who observe this time of preparation for Christmas which begins on the fourth Sunday prior to Christmas Day.  Even though this has not traditionally been an observance by Protestant and evangelical believers, more and more are recognizing the spiritual significance of Advent as they prepare for Christmas and the celebration of God’s greatest gift – His Son, the baby Jesus Who was born in Bethlehem.  As we read the following definition of Advent, we as believers would be wise to prepare our hearts in expectation of this time of celebration and joy – ‘Advent is a period of spiritual preparation in...

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Call to Prayer for December 21, 2015

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Call to Prayer for December 21, 2015

‘My Grown-Up Christmas Wish’ – When I was younger, I remember looking through the Sears Christmas Catalog every year and picking out what I wanted for Christmas.  I would usually check at least 1 thing on each page and dog-ear the page so my parents could easily see it.  My Christmas wishes (wants) were pretty big back then – I wanted all of this for ME.  As we grow older, relationships take priority over things and our Christmas wishes seem to change.  For several years now, I’ve had the joy of spending time with my children and grandchildren for a few days after Christmas away from jobs and the stress of everyday living – just being together – playing games, talking,...

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Call to Prayer for December 14, 2015

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Call to Prayer for December 14, 2015

‘The Joy of Giving’ –  One of the special joys of Christmas is watching others open gifts that you’ve shopped for and wrapped – whether it’s a White Elephant, Secret Santa or something more serious, there’s a great joy and anticipation as you wait for that moment when the gift is unwrapped.   It’s especially a joy when the one receiving the gift becomes just as excited about the gift as you are in giving it.  I can remember how excited my children would be on Christmas morning when they saw all the gifts under the tree – it didn’t matter if something cost a little or a lot – they were excited to have new toys, games, etc. that was on their Christmas list.  It was worth...

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Call to Prayer for November 30, 2015

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Call to Prayer for November 30, 2015

‘We Gather Together – I pray that all of you had an opportunity to visit with family and friends this past week as we celebrated a time of thanksgiving for all we have been blessed with this past year.  Mine was very special as I traveled to Williamsburg with my mother, brother and 2 sisters – my mother had wanted us to do this for a long time and it was a trip to remember.  Tomorrow is the first day of December and now our thoughts and activities will be focused on Christmas – shopping, get-togethers at work and church, musicals, and the many decisions of what to buy and where to go so we can visit with all of our friends and family.  As I thought of all the joyous...

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