The hope that does not disappoint assures us that the deepest of sadnesses we experience and which clings to us now will be part of the fabric that will be the joy which is our future. From Scotty Smith at Heavenward. “ “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order …

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Turning up again and again is easier than resisting the urge that grows with each repeated expression of support to add a (perhaps well-meaning) “What did I tell you last time?” From Scotty Smith at Heavenward. “ “Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil …

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We’re not just waiting for December 25. We’re waiting for eternity. The time before Christmas can become a focus on what we don’t have; but it can help us remember that what we really need is coming. By Betsy Childs Howard, on the Crossway blog. Advent is about more than waiting for Christmas. The word …

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