Even More to be Grateful For | #1012

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Presentation of the Lord (February 2) – I have been filling my Gratitude Jar every week. It makes me see more things to be grateful for. God’s light is always shining even with things on dark. Focus on God’s light and you will be filled with light.

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Light Up Your World with the Love of Jesus | #1011

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Ordinary 3 – Jesus is the Light of the World. He enters the Temple on the feast of the presentation and two old people greet him. Brenda welcomed the Light and it began to shine within her. Welcome Jesus and you too will be a light in the darkness.

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A Life Without Jesus is Pointless | #1010

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Ordinary 2 -You will not begin to truly live until you have found something, or someone, worth dying for. The earlier missionaries and martyrs of La Florida were willing to die for Christ. Jesus is the point. A life that doesn’t point to Him is pointless.

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Soaking in the Love of God | #1009

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Baptism of the Lord (A) Part 1 – Jesus gives himself to us in Holy Communion. One way of doing this is called intinction. Part 2 – Jesus is baptized for us. We need to soak in God’s love so that it will squish out everywhere we go.

Return Home by Another Way | #1008

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Epiphany (TEC Retreat Homily) The wise men teach us that a relationship with Jesus is the most important thing. How can we life a different life after retreat? By focusing on God whether things are good or bad. Mary will help. *SORRY POOR RECORDING*

A Jar Full of Christmas Joy | #1007

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January 1 – Mary had the most deep personal relationship with God that we can imagine. She wants to help make our hearts, and homes, like hers. This year write down a weekly blessing and store it in a quart jar. Ponder God’s gifts in your heart.

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Want More Peace in Your Family? Do This One Thing | #1006

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Holy Family – All that family togetherness over Christmas probably taught you that you’re not the Holy Family. What was their secret? Jesus was obedient to his earthly parents, and Mary was obedient to Joseph, because Joseph was obedient to God.

This Year Elves Put Up My Christmas Tree | #1005

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Christmas – We hide from the darkness of our past and our fears. Jesus comes to be your friend, a friend who is the Light. He loves you and wants a relationship with you. What do you have to do? Just leave the door unlocked!

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All He Wants for Christmas is You | #1004

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Advent 4 – God offers the gift of a relationship with Himself. Joseph welcomes the Christ Child even though it totally changes his plans. Are you willing to let friendship with God be the most important thing in your life?

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What is the Reason for the Season? The Answer Will Surprise You | #1003

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Advent 3 – Jesus comes to rescue us from lies of the Enemy. God has not abandoned you. Your sinfulness is the reason for the season. We can trust God. If your Advent season has proven your need for a savior, then Rejoice, because the Lord is near.