Too Good To Be True

As we continue to celebrate Advent we recount the amazing words of the angels that were shared with shepherds in a lonely field one night. A marginalized group of men, doing a dirty and thankless job, were surrounded by heavenly emissaries. The words of the angels were part of a long awaited announcement that the Savior of the world had finally arrived.

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Molly Stone
Finding the Joy and Wonder of the Gospel

Most children in this country grow up with the joy and wonder of Santa Claus. His mysterious and magical delivery of gifts each Christmas is contagious for kids. 

The story of Santa Claus is a beautiful tradition started with a real person who has risen to mythical proportions.

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Molly Stone
For HE is GOOD

Psalm 107 encourages us to remember all of the things that God has done for us over the years in different seasons of want and plenty.

It seems like all of the media this time of year has a continual flow of commercials that never ends all telling us we need more and more to be happy. It does us all well to pause and give thanks to the Lord has has given us so much over the years.

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Molly Stone
The Gratitude of Hope

As we move into Thanksgiving and Advent season we are gifted with fresh opportunities to analyze our hopes. As we look out the windows of our lives we sometimes encounter seemingly hopeless situations. At times there are health issues or relational issues that appear impossible to resolve. Other times it is the global strife around us that can feel daunting. Finding hope and holding on to it can be a challenge.

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Molly Stone
Unleashing Those Same Works

“Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents that he was born blind?” – John 9:2 (ESV)

Jesus’s disciples, upon seeing a man in his broken condition, want to know who is responsible for what has happened to him. Had the man failed personally? Perhaps his parents made some bad decisions that impacted his life. In either case, the man’s blindness, in their view, is due to some indiscretion or lack of responsibility.

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Molly Stone