Advent: Tragedy, Sorrow & Joy

Horatio Spafford’s Sorrow  In 1871, an American lawyer named Horatio Spafford lost much of wealth in the Great Chicago Fire. Two years later, Spafford decided to vacation in Europe with his family knowing that his friend D.L. Moody, the great evangelist, would be preaching there. He was unfortunately delayed by business and sent his wife […]

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Advent: Johnny Cash, Despair & the Bright Light of Hope

Growing up in Georgetown, Texas I learned to love a handful of things very early – hunting, two stepping and country music. I’ll never forget one of my shining moments as a young man. I got up in front of my kindergarten class decked out in my black jeans, black boots, pearl snap shirt and […]

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Advent: Where God Meets Us

The season of Advent kicked off this past Sunday according to the church calendar. During this time of expectancy and preparation, the church has historically spoken to the topics of hope, joy, peace and love. We’ll explore these topics over the next four weeks, but today we are going to start some place different. We’re […]

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Prepare Him Room: Resources for Advent

Christmas is in full force at the Frazier home. The decorations are out, the lights are up, and I’m trying not to lose my salvation putting up our tree that has multiple strands not working. Lord Jesus bless me, keep me and let there be light (on this fake tree), amen! However, it’s not just […]

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Advent Devotional Day 8: Repentance

Silence: Take a moment to get still and ask God to center your heart on him. Scripture: 15 “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!” Devotional: The last few days we’ve looked at the centerpiece of Advent – our Savior Jesus, the Messiah. We looked […]

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