As 2019 comes to a close –What’s next for 2020?

Posted On December 14, 2019

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It’s December; not only December, but it’s 11 days until Christmas, and 18 days until we stop writing 2019 . . .

If there is anything that I have learned in 2019, it’s that I can make plans and have goals, but . . .

Proverbs 19:21 ESV – 21 Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand.

I am learning to hold my plans and goals loosely; not to procrastinate; to take joyful advantage of every “good” day that I can; to not resent the “tough” days, but to trust that God’s purpose stands.

Beginning January 1, and continuing until Easter (April 12), by God’s grace I will be reading and meditating on the life of Jesus, using the book, One Perfect Life by John Macarthur

The pace will be such that there will be time for memorizing, praying, and simply being awestruck by knowing Jesus as He has revealed Himself in scripture. I would love for you to join me! The link above will give you any information you need to purchase the book, new or used, print or kindle.

Have a very blessed Christmas,

bev

 

Some Advent Options

Posted On November 25, 2019

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Yes, it is that time of year . . .this week is Thanksgiving, and then there are just 27 days until Christmas.
It’s good to plan to focus your attention at this season. What a blessing that there are so many options! I would like to show you a few for your consideration:
https://radical.net/book/advent-2019/ This year’s Advent devotional from David Platt. There is a free download for a .pdf, and optional sermon series or audio devotional to accompany. This particular devotional has games and coloring pages and activities for children, so it is easy to do this as a family.
https://store.reviveourhearts.com/products/consider-jesus-advent-devotional Revive Our Hearts and Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth have published an Advent devotional entitled “Consider Jesus.” Rather than concentrating only on the gospels and the story of the announcement and birth of Jesus, this concentrates on the effects of Jesus’ coming to earth. Currently if you make a donation to the ministry you can choose to receive either the book, or the digital download (.pdf) You can also purchase the book for $15 or the download for $7.50
https://shop.precept.org/collections/christmas-receiving-and-giving-love/products/christmas-receiving-and-giving-love-pfl-study-companion?utm_source=PFL-Page&utm_medium=Link&utm_campaign=PRODUCT_PFL-Christmas-Study-Companion Precept Ministries has a Precepts for Life series that is also family-friendly. There is a DVD with weekly lessons, and a study guide that includes puzzles and games. The link offers several options for utilizing this study.
The gospel of Luke sets forth an orderly account of the life of Jesus so that Theophilus (and we, by extension) would “know the certainty” of the things he has learned (1:4). If you read a chapter a day, beginning December 1, you will finish on Christmas Eve.
I wish you a blessed Thanksgiving!
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