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  • when it’s hard to believe in miracles this Christmas

    On Wednesday, December 12 th, 2012

    First, a new note for you right below that Hope doesn’t want you to miss? Second — today is my dearest mama’s birthday. She was born 12 minutes to 12. And today is 12. 12. 12. — the last repetitive date we’ll ever see. So! Slipping quiet away here to celebrate an only-one-day-ever-like-this with my only-one-ever-like-this beautiful mama… and...

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  • Jesse Tree: Life– Nov. 30th

    On Friday, December 01 st, 2006

    Today’s reading: Genesis 1:24-31 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God ...

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  • Jesse Tree: Advent

    On Friday, December 01 st, 2006

    Today we begin our Jesse Tree Journey…. we’ve been waiting for this, the children giddy, us expectant. Anxious to focus on Jesus… Lover of our souls…. Join us? Today’s reading: Isaiah 11:1-2 1And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:2And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spir...

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  • Jesse Tree Devotional

    On Wednesday, November 15 th, 2006

    Thinking about Christmas and how to bring Christ into the center of your holy-days? Check out the beautiful website Advent for Evangelicals —- a growing resource of Christ-centered ideas to make this Christmas one where He gets all the glory. I have joined Lindsey at Advent for Evangelicals for an interview regarding The Glorious Coming: A Jesse Tree Advent Celebration &...

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  • On Wednesday, January 18 th, 2006

    Journey–we are almost there! (Jesse Tree Symbol)

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  • ~Jesse Tree: Journey~ (Day 24)

    On Wednesday, January 18 th, 2006

    Today’s reading: Luke 2:1-5 “And Joseph also went up…along with Mary.” Jesse Tree: Journey It has been a breathtaking journey…from the very inception of life on Earth….to this, the bated-breath moments before His coming. Thousands of years, generations of people, all turned, waiting, ready for this breaking-forth, cosmic-shattering moment. And we have come ...

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  • On Wednesday, January 18 th, 2006

    A Plan like no other (Jesse Tree Symbol)

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  • ~Jesse Tree: A Plan like no other~ (Day 24)

    On Wednesday, January 18 th, 2006

    Today’s Reading: Matthew 1:18-25Jesse Tree:A Plan like no Other Joseph being a righteous man—and a carpenter—has a blueprint for a seemingly wise plan. But God pierces a midnight dream with blindingly light to tell righteous Joseph that his plan to quietly put Mary away isn’t a good one. Because he is betrothed to one carrying a baby who is unlike any other baby ever...

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  • On Wednesday, January 18 th, 2006

    Believing the impossible with an open heart…(Jesse Tree Symbol Day 23)

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  • ~Jesse Tree: Believing the impossible…on bended knee with an open heart~ (Day 23)

    On Tuesday, January 17 th, 2006

    (Yes, it is mid-January and the ice rain is pelting against the window panes here…and all the Christmas lights are packed away. But in the midst of our Christmas sickness, I did not post the last few readings of the Jesse Tree…my humble apologies. Some folks inquired about using the readings for next year, so here are the final few days readings. And regardless ...

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  • On Friday, December 23 rd, 2005

    Repentance washes me clean and makes the Way for Him to come (Jesse Tree Symbol–John the Baptist–Day 22)

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  • ~Jesse Tree: Repentance Makes a Way~ (Day 22)

    On Friday, December 23 rd, 2005

    Today’s Reading: Matthew 3:1-6 Jesse Tree: Repentance Makes a Way Deserts are achingly dry, parched, thirsty places. John knew this—the Desert of Judea was his home. But repentance changes all that. Repentance is preparation for quenching, for new growth, for rainshowers of hope and fertility. Repentance washes away our sins and makes a straight path for God to come near...

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