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Day 11 & Update on Jesse Tree!

Day 11 & Update on Jesse Tree!

Due to illness, “Tales from the Jesse Tree” will be on brief hiatus for the next few days as I try to get my voice in working condition! Christmas by Heart is almost complete!!! Thanks to Ann Timmons for her wisdom for Day 11.

Christmas by Heart: Day 8

Christmas by Heart: Day 8

Thanks to Mark Davis for his wisdom! Check out his blog: leftbehindandlovingit.blogspot.com to read even more of his thoughtful exegetical work! Day 8

Christmas by Heart: Day 5

Christmas by Heart: Day 5

Before we get to the video: A Quick Podcast Update Experiencing technical difficulties–the latest podcast of “Tales from the Jesse Tree” (Episode 5) will not be up until Sunday or Monday. Until then, your story assignment is this: What is your favorite biblical story? Look it up and read it–out loud. Then consider the ways you see God in the story–and the ways you find yourself in the story. Day 5 (Day 6 will not be released until Monday…have a…

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Christmas by Heart: Day 1

Christmas by Heart: Day 1

 1 Story 12 Days I love worshiping during Advent and Christmas…but for years, the bane of my liturgy-planning existence was figuring out my Christmas Eve message for the 5p.m. Christmas Eve service–you know, the one with hoards of children, many of whom have not been to church in a year, all of whom are a little excited with Christmas fever. We don’t preach a full sermon at that service, but have tried to stick to a standard format, which means…

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Our CHRISTMAS Story: Part 2

Our CHRISTMAS Story: Part 2

Did you miss part 1? You can find it HERE. the NAME game 1. You’ll need your printed story and something to write with! (Below is the same story from Part 1)                     2. The story has been broken into sections, which are called “episodes.” Alone or with others, name each episode–give each episode a 1-3 word title that will help you remember what happened. For example, I might name episode…

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