A prayer for the second Sunday of Advent

God. I want to pray what Paul prayed:God, would you let their love grow in knowledge and wisdom more and more and more. Knowledge of how and where you are working. Knowledge of the slow but sure ways your work is evident across generations. Knowledge of the real needs of others, not merely the ways […]

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What can you give that gives hope?

On December 2, 2020, I was working my way through my own copy of my own Advent journal. The assignment for that day was simple: “for Christmas, rather than starting with a gift list, start with a hope list. For each person on your gift list, write their name, and list one thing that gives […]

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Believe?

Rich Dixon talks about believing. +++ Advent – waiting for Jesus. Do I really believe what I believe? It’s among my favorite questions, and a big reason the FREEDOM TOUR has partnered with Project Rescue since our first ride in 2013. In 1999, David and Beth Grant were pastors/missionary directors with no thoughts about an […]

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Wondering what is happening there.

Paul, Saint Paul, the Apostle Paul, was a teacher and writer. He was a coach and missionary. He has been famous for a couple thousand years. And he was human. He knew what it meant to wait, to wonder, to have his mind fill in all the worst possibilities. He and his team had visited […]

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Set something down this month.

Our arms get full of carrying things. We hold onto coffee mugs, to family photos, to holiday expectations, to “number of days in a row.” We are afraid of dropping something important. Eventually, our arms may be so full that we are unable to accept something else. Or we may be unable to gesture with […]

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