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Advent: Peace

The National Retail Federation estimates consumers will spend an average of $967.13 this Christmas season according to surveys conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics.  That figure is up 3.4% from last year and totals approximately $680 billion in retail sales.  What is on your Christmas gift wish list this year?  Toys?  Video Games?  A Puppy?  New Clothes?  A Fruit Cake? (NO!  Nobody really likes fruit cake!)  All these items would help make for some great Christmas presents (except for the fruitcake) and can be bought in store or online. However, one thing that cannot be purchased for Christmas is peace. …
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Advent: Joy

Great Joy for All On the third Sunday of Advent the pink, or rose-colored candle is lit. This pink candle is customarily called the "Shepherds Candle," and it represents joy: And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the…
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Advent: Love

When I sat down to start explaining what Love means to me I thought, this will be easy.  After I started, it did not turn out to be so easy.  If I were in a conversation with someone and they asked me what is love, I felt confident I could explain but then I realized Love is such a complex emotion that it confuses many.  Let’s not get confused with the feeling of Love which Scientists claim involve dopamine, serotonin and other chemical reactions within our body.  This is what I refer to as physical love. It is easy to…
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Advent: Hope

The four weeks of advent begin today. Tradition has it that a Lutheran Pastor in Germany in the 19th century began the custom of the Advent candles while working with children at a mission school. During Advent, children would ask daily whether Christmas had arrived. So he built a wooden ring of 24 red candles and 4 white candles. A small candle was lit every day and a white candle lit every Sunday in anticipation for the birth of Christ! The candles have come to mean a variety of different things over the centuries. Some traditions symbolize the candles as…
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