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During the month of December, join us in the Time of Grace Advent Challenge. Each day we’ll post a passage and a small act of kindness you can do to share the hope in Jesus that you have. How many people can you encourage with the joy of Jesus’ birth? Want to plan ahead? Click here to print a full calendar. Otherwise, come back each day to see the new challenge! Read More
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During the month of December, join us in the Time of Grace Advent Challenge. Each day we’ll post a passage and a small act of kindness you can do to share the hope in Jesus that you have. How many people can you encourage with the joy of Jesus’ birth? Want to plan ahead? Click here to print a full calendar. Otherwise, come back each day to see the new challenge! Read More
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I never thought I’d feel like a social outcast for liking my husband.  But it happens a lot. You might hate me for what I’m about to say, and you wouldn’t be the first—I love being married. Yes, it’s true. I am crazy about my husband. Does that mean we’re perfect? Goodness, no. Does that mean it comes naturally? No—we work really, really hard to keep our marriage strong. But there’s not a day I don’t think about how blessed... Read More
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During the month of December, join us in the Time of Grace Advent Challenge. Each day we’ll post a passage and a small act of kindness you can do to share the hope in Jesus that you have. How many people can you encourage with the joy of Jesus’ birth? Want to plan ahead? Click here to print a full calendar. Otherwise, come back each day to see the new challenge! Read More
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Last week in Folsom, CA, a 12-year-old boy killed himself. Let’s take five seconds to reread that. A 12-year-old. A boy. A seventh grader. He killed himself. Seventh graders are supposed to be telling their parents they learned nothing at school, history is boring, and so-and-so made everyone laugh so hard at lunch that one kid actually had milk come out his nose. They aren’t supposed to be killing themselves. However, Ronin Shimizu did—because he was bullied. * With a... Read More
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During the month of December, join us in the Time of Grace Advent Challenge. Each day we’ll post a passage and a small act of kindness you can do to share the hope in Jesus that you have. How many people can you encourage with the joy of Jesus’ birth? Want to plan ahead? Click here to print a full calendar. Otherwise, come back each day to see the new challenge! Read More
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I guess it is fitting that a pope named after St. Francis of Assisi would love animals. The original 13th-century Francis, according to legend, once preached to the birds, who flocked around him and were not afraid of him. Statuary and paintings of the famous saint often show him with a bird, and some Catholic churches on his feast day will feature the blessing of people’s pets. The new pope, whose Argentine mother called him Jorge Mario Bergoglio, greatly admired... Read More
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During the month of December, join us in the Time of Grace Advent Challenge. Each day we’ll post a passage and a small act of kindness you can do to share the hope in Jesus that you have. How many people can you encourage with the joy of Jesus’ birth? Want to plan ahead? Click here to print a full calendar. Otherwise, come back each day to see the new challenge! Read More
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During the month of December, join us in the Time of Grace Advent Challenge. Each day we’ll post a passage and a small act of kindness you can do to share the hope in Jesus that you have. How many people can you encourage with the joy of Jesus’ birth? Want to plan ahead? Click here to print a full calendar. Otherwise, come back each day to see the new challenge! Read More
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During the month of December, join us in the Time of Grace Advent Challenge. Each day we’ll post a passage and a small act of kindness you can do to share the hope in Jesus that you have. How many people can you encourage with the joy of Jesus’ birth? Want to plan ahead? Click here to print a full calendar. Otherwise, come back each day to see the new challenge! Read More