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Advent & Looking to Mary.

Today marks the beginning of Advent. Like other Jews, Mary (mother of Jesus) longed for the fulfillment of the prophecies promising a Savior to Israel. (Never could she have imagined, even in her wildest dreams, that she would be the one to bring Him into the world!)┬áIn my life, I'm (still) waiting for the fulfillment… Continue reading Advent & Looking to Mary.

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Fasting and Intimacy.

The people of the Bible fasted at pivotal points. Fasting is a practice in Jewish tradition, and fasting was also often practiced in moments of desperation and crying out to God. In 2 Samuel, David repented of his sin and fasted in hopes that his child (conceived out of wedlock) might be healed and live.… Continue reading Fasting and Intimacy.