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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

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Exposing Light: 5 Minute Advent Devotion

Originally posted on thejaggedword.com Imagine you are sleeping. The room is completely dark and quiet. Your body is completely still. You even have a little drool dripping out of the corner of your mouth onto your pillow. As far as you know, everything is going just fine. You are resting in a dreamland, not thinking… Continue reading Exposing Light: 5 Minute Advent Devotion

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Another Christ-less Christmas? 5 Minute Advent Devotion

MARY Magdalene, John 20 Originally posted on thejaggedword.com It’s only a week away. Baking, wrapping, and packaging. Mailing, singing, and giving. Parties, church services, and family dinners. Frantically running, exhaustedly buying, tension and family stress is building. Everything is pointing to that final day, December 25, when we will culminate with cries of Christmas joy.… Continue reading Another Christ-less Christmas? 5 Minute Advent Devotion

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Her Unbelief, His Light: 5 minute Advent Devotion

MARY, sister to Lazarus, John 11 Originally posted on thejaggedword.com An emptiness dug a pit in her stomach when she remembered the face of her brother. He had a crooked smile when he had teased her, but he always followed with a strong, loving hug. He often defended her and made sure his sisters were… Continue reading Her Unbelief, His Light: 5 minute Advent Devotion

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A Common Girl’s Gift: 5 Minute Advent Devotion

MARY, Luke 1:26-38 Originally posted on thejaggedword.com Do you see that girl who sits alone over there? The young one, not especially beautiful, but not unlike any of her other friends in our tiny city called Nazareth. Mother makes her draw water in the morning; father made sure there was an upstanding Jewish boy waiting… Continue reading A Common Girl’s Gift: 5 Minute Advent Devotion