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Four Ways to Prepare [Spiritually] for Christmas

I was delightfully reading a new little Advent devotional (by John Piper) I was sampling on my Kindle when I was hit with these words: “Don’t let Christmas find you unprepared. I mean spiritually unprepared.” Yikes. I went from delightfully reading to desperately panicking in seconds: what does it mean to be spiritually prepared for […]

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A Prayer {for the Brokenhearted} this Advent

As I stood at the podium ready to serve as the prayer liturgist at my church on Sunday, not only was I frazzled and out of breath from racing to the front just in time to pass off my 18-month-old daughter to my husband, but as I began the prayer I was unexpectedly (and slightly […]

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