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Beth Carroll

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The Second Sunday of Christmas

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it. John 1:5 by Beth Carroll We knit ourselves tightly together on that rainy, breezy night. Our backs strategically positioned to shield the wind, defiantly keeping our candles…
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The First Sunday of Christmas

For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.               Isaiah 9:6 by Beth Carroll What do you want…
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The Fourth Sunday of Advent

“My soul magnifies the LORD, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed.” Luke 1: 46b-48 by Beth…
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The Third Sunday of Advent

Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  Philippians 4:6 by Beth Carroll It had been three days since I had lost my job. In my…
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The Second Sunday of Advent

Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways made smooth; and all flesh…
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The First Sunday of Advent

There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit. Isaiah 11:1 by Beth Carroll The lie of divorce is that you only lose a spouse. But divorce is the…