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What is Advent?

I grew up in church. In fact, I have gone to church most of my life. Most churches where I was a member have always had a tradition of lighting Advent candles during the four Sunday services leading up to Christmas. And probably somewhere along the way, the purpose of the Advent tradition was explained.  I know Advent means to wait and prepare for Christ’s coming. But that’s about it

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Old Jerusalem – New Covenant

My time in Israel is finished and I am back in the US trying to get over jet lag.  It was truly an amazing trip, and I am only beginning to filter through all that I learned and experienced while there. We spent 3 ½ days just in Jerusalem and each day brought a clearer understanding of what the city may have been like when Jesus walked the narrow streets

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Undistracted

It’s been a beautiful day here in Israel.    Yes, Israel. Tonight is our second night in a small town by the Sea of Galilee. I am here in Israel along with a group from my church for 11 days and so far the trip has exceeded my expectations. You would think that in a country like this with such rich biblical history, that it would be easy to stay

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