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Advent Day 13: Why You Need A Moses Moment

Abraham. Isaac. Jacob. Moses…great heroes of our faith and representations of biblical typology. Through them, we see the foreshadowing of Christ personified. These men of faith provide a glimpse of who Jesus is, allowing us to see the pages of Scripture come alive. The Bible is simple for us to read, yet complex in order that it never grows dull or old.  The steadfast love … Read More Advent Day 13: Why You Need A Moses Moment


Advent Day 10: How to Hope the Right Way

Fortunately, in the midst of the mess, God is at work. We can’t mess-up God’s plan. The Bible reveals to us our sinfulness and our powerlessness over and over again. It is showing us our need for a Savior.


Day 7 Advent: Deck the Halls with JOY

Have you lost hope because of hardship? Are your prayers less than they should be? Have you forgotten about God in this very moment, as you scurry and worry about?


Advent Day 5: The Depravity of Man

Read Genesis 3:1-7. Our first real encounter with Eve occurs in the Garden of Eden. She is approached by a “serpent who is more crafty than any other beast in the field” (v.1). Here’s what “Crafty” does NOT mean: His favorite store was Michael’s He had a huge Pinterest following He knew how to knit like my grandmother The Hebrew word for crafty is arum, … Read More Advent Day 5: The Depravity of Man


Advent Day 2: The Story Revealed

It is important for us to understand that our God is bigger than us. He is bigger than our problems, our pain, our suffering, and our doubts. Read more…


Welcome to Advent!

We serve a God whose love was so great that He made a way for us to know Him. Kick-off today with an Advent Devotional…


How the Bible Proclaims Jesus

I recently attended the Austin Symphony‘s concert of Handel’s Messiah and was blown away by the reminder of the birth of our Lord and Savior strewn throughout the pages of Scripture over 2,000 years ago. Numerous writers. Various generations. Old Testament and New. One author. Whose name is God. May you be blessed as you take a look at the mystery of Jesus unveiled … Read More How the Bible Proclaims Jesus


Have We Forgotten the Reason for the Season?

The holidays are in full stride, and I find myself needing a reminder…


How to Avoid the Holiday Hustle and Bustle

You’re in. Sold out. You want to give God your everything. But something within you begs the question, “Now what? What does that mean? How do I know I’m doing what God wants me to do?” Read more…


Merry Christmas!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas! May you enjoy the day with your family & friends and remember that Jesus truly is the reason for this season. Many  blessings, Sue A. Allen          


5 Tips for Christmas

So, I’ve been thinking (which is a bit of a rarity around here)…go ahead and take a breath and allow yourself to relax, chill a bit, and truly enjoy this holiday season.


3 Reasons to Spend Time in God’s Word

Whew! It has been a humdinger of a week. Many of us have been in a somber mood after the horrific San Bernardino shooting. Personally, the news reportings have been on the forefront of my mind. How then can we get back into the Christmas spirit?  Let’s begin by getting back into God’s Word. For many of us, daily Scripture reading is one of … Read More 3 Reasons to Spend Time in God’s Word

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