Advent Focus

This is my first day back in the office after thoroughly enjoying a week of vacation. I basically just hung out around the house doing nothing – and enjoying time with my family. It was awesome!

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As I now hit the ground running into the busy Christmas season I am resolute. I refuse to lose focus. I am committed to giving Christ his rightful place in my heart and mind; to meditate on the gift of Christ and the incredible faithfulness of our Heavenly Father in sending us the Messiah.

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To help me achieve this mindset I am contemplating and praying through the traditional lectionary readings for the 2009 Advent season. The Scripture I will be reading this week include:

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•?Jeremiah 33:14-16
?•?Psalm 25:1-10
?•?I Thessalonians 3:9-13
?•?Luke 21:25-36

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I’d invite you to join me. To add to the experience I’ll be reading from a different version of the bible than what I usually do – switching from the NIV to the New Living Translation. Each Monday I will post the readings for that week.

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I pray that each of us has a truly meaningful Christmas – that Christ would come anew in us as we reflect upon the greatest gift ever!

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Peace,
?Dave

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