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Christmas Rush? Or Christmas Peace?

"Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation." (Luke 2:29-30 NIV)The stories recently in the media about the shoppers in parts of the United States going out at midnight to do their Christmas shopping,...

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5 Steps for Christmas Peace

Could someone forget their disabilities or limitations? I did. After living without sight for decades, I often forget I can't see. And dismissing that very thing, sometimes I rush to get ready to go out. I admit it, I'm a wait-to-the-last-minute kind of gal. I rush...

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The Peace that Surpasses Understanding

"The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:7 ESV) The time before Christmas is a period of great stress for many young adults who attend colleges and universities. After several months...

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Perfect Peace

"Let me hear what God the Lord will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, to His faithful, to those who turn to him in their hearts." (Psalm 85:8 NRSV) Sometimes, we get so busy at this time of year that we forget to listen to what God is saying to us. We get...

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Jesus Peace: Experiencing the Peace of the Christ Child…ALL Year Long! Part 1: What IS Peace, Anyway?

Peace. It is a word that we so often hear, it is something we long for, yet it so often slips through our fingers. But just what is peace, anyway? According to the dictionary, peace is: - Freedom from disturbance; - Tranquility; a state or period in which there is no...

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Jesus Peace: Experiencing the Peace of the Christ Child…ALL Year Long! Part 2: Prerequisite for Peace

Last Saturday we saw that the difference between the world's definition of peace and the way God defines peace: While the world's peace is temporary, achieved by removing the symptoms of strife, we see that Jesus' Peace is a permanent tranquility, a state of mind that...

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Jesus Peace: Experiencing the Peace of the Christ Child…ALL Year Long! Part 3: Accessing Peace

On Tuesday we saw that the prerequisite for accessing Jesus' Peace is to give our hearts to Jesus. If you have never done so, we urge you to do so now. It is the only way to having that permanent tranquility, that peaceful state of mind, that is only achieved by Jesus...

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Jesus Peace: Experiencing the Peace of the Christ Child…ALL Year Long! Part 4: Is This Type of Peace…Even Possible?

Last Thursday, in Jesus' Peace, Part 3, we saw that if God is peace, then the closer we draw to Him, the more we can enjoy His peace. Thus the way to access Jesus' peace is to draw near to Him, to keep our hearts and minds focussed on Him, to make Him our refuge at...

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Boxing Day… Peace? Restoring the Joy of Christmas, ALL Year Long! Part 5

Christmas may have passed on the calendar, but the “holidays” continue. In fact, one of the biggest holidays in Canada is the day after Christmas, what we have dubbed, “Boxing Day”. This is akin to “Black Friday” in the USA, a time of year when you can procure the...

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Love Your Cracks!

"See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him." (1 John 3:1 ESV)It was evening time.  The sky had already gone dark and my eyes were...

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Home for the Holidays

"I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your...

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