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What to Pray when You Need Patience

“Don’t pray for patience.” Don’t you love how people give you this advice with a chuckle and smirk on their face? Yet we all know where they’re coming from. It seems as soon as we pray for patience we pay for it with a loooooooong wait in the Chick-fil-A line. Can I get a witness? Of course, getting stuck in …

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How to Find Joy When You Can’t

I have a confession. Most of the time, I’m a joyful person, but I have my days. And when those days come, I cannot make myself choose joy. It’s a really popular saying right now. Many would prove it biblical, but it’s not always possible in my experience. I’ve tried. In fact, trying to force myself to be joyful made …

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How the Shepherds Found Jesus, the Sacrificial Lamb

Acting upon His mercy, God sent His Son to be born under the Bethlehem stars, the perfect Lamb of God, the flawless sacrifice for sin. Did you know that many theologians believe Jesus was born in a special stable used specifically for the sacrificial lambs? One year I wrote a post about the birth of the last sacrifice. I had …

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