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Looking for the Lamb

Exodus 12:1-27 “Why is this night different from all other nights?” the child asks. The golden twilight feels heavier than usual. Father ties up his sandals hurriedly, and mother paces looking out the front window. Dustier by the minute, neighbors and friends suddenly stir up the narrow streets with suspense. Bleating little lambs, anxious shouts… Continue reading Looking for the Lamb

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Ancient Easter Joy is for the Children

It’s not Christmas. The neighbors haven’t plastered their home with Easter lights, nor has the Easter tree been trimmed with ribbons and bows. The little children don’t bubble with excitement in quite the same way. The grownups don’t stay up late shopping and preparing for the long-anticipated Easter Eve. It’s not Christmas. Rather, it is… Continue reading Ancient Easter Joy is for the Children

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Inspiring Conversations with our Kids

Originally posted on thejaggedword.com Each teenager told their own story by their posture in the little church library chair that Sunday morning. Proud, comfortable, shy, sleepy drooling over a cup of coffee, all were present and in their own way eager to have the conversation. In our Youth Sunday School, some were just learning the… Continue reading Inspiring Conversations with our Kids

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Warming Light: 5 Minute Advent Devotion

There is a light that changes everything. When it is dark and cold, just a little spark ignites hope. Instead of a black and formidable reality, there is comfort seen on the horizon, because this little glow of light is the beginning of a warm, bright fire. It is no wonder a family gathers around… Continue reading Warming Light: 5 Minute Advent Devotion

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Guiding Light: 5 Minute Advent Devotion

Originally posted on thejaggedword.com Wandering around in the darkness, I wish I knew the way to go. Every once in a while, I see a glimmer of light and I run towards it. I know what the light looks like, but I don’t always see where to follow. The tiny spark is sometimes so very… Continue reading Guiding Light: 5 Minute Advent Devotion