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by Cavin Harper
The Glory and the Awe

The Glory and the Awe

“An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people.’”  Luke 2:9-10 ADVENT WEEK...

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by Dec 15, 2018 No Comments
Christmas Mystery and Wonder

Christmas Mystery and Wonder

“The angel answered, ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.’” Luke 1:35 The mystery and wonder of what we call the ‘Annunciation’ is central...

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by Dec 8, 2018 No Comments
Christmas… Bah, Humbug?

Christmas… Bah, Humbug?

The Word became flesh, and made his dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father full of grace and truth. (John 1:14) There is certainly no shortage of Christmas “Scrooges” these days....

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by Dec 1, 2018 2 Comments
Are You Asleep?

Are You Asleep?

“’Awake, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.’ Be careful then, how you live—not as unwise, but wise, making the most of every opportunity because the days are evil.” (Ephesians 5:14-16) It is interesting how the holidays...

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by Nov 24, 2018 3 Comments
A Cure for the Blues

A Cure for the Blues

(Reprint from 2010 post) “Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 A little more than forty years ago, I was a defeated young man with a bad case of the blues. Only a year out of...

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by Nov 17, 2018 2 Comments
A Christmas Gift That Outlives You

A Christmas Gift That Outlives You

Christmas is just around the corner. As a grandparent, what kind of gifts will you give this year that will mean something beyond the Christmas season? In my post last week I challenged you to practice Kingdom gifting. One practical way to do that...

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by Nov 10, 2018 No Comments
Kingdom Gifting

Kingdom Gifting

“A good man leaves an inheritance for his children’s children.” Prov. 13:22 Who doesn’t love giving gifts to their grandchildren, especially at Christmas? I know we certainly do. Yet, kingdom-minded grandparents understand that giving good gifts is...

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by Nov 3, 2018 1 Comment
You Have a Story to Tell

You Have a Story to Tell

“We will not hide them from [our children];we will tell the next generation…” --Psalms 78:4a God clearly instructs grandparents to “tell” the next generations “the praiseworthy deeds of God, His power and the wonders He has done” (Psalms 78:4). In...

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by Oct 13, 2018 4 Comments
Grandparenting Through Obstacles

Grandparenting Through Obstacles

It’s true that few things are grander than being a grandparent. It’s also true that at times few things can be more challenging than being a grandparent (unless you're this guy in the kayak!). Too often, it is anything but what we expect it to be....

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by Sep 29, 2018 2 Comments
God’s Smoke Signals

God’s Smoke Signals

“In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” Jesus (John 16:33) The story is told of a shipwreck survivor winding up on a deserted island. Daily he prayed that God would rescue him. A few days into his ordeal,...

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by Sep 15, 2018 1 Comment