Receiving Gifts

receiving gifts

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” James 1:17

With it being three to four days before Christmas a lot of people are focused on the gifts they still have to get for loved ones and friends. People are running into Starbucks, grabbing caffeine and gift cards, so they can run the rest of their holiday errands.  I get really excited to give gifts to my wife and kids and others around me.  There is kind of this nervous, excitement watching them unwrap something that I put a lot of time and effort into getting for them.  Then the moment of truth….they open it…and…

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Dying Beauty

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“Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, since you have been born again, not of a perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God; for 

‘All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass.  The grass withers and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord remains forever.’

And this word is the good news that was preached to you.” 1 Peter 1:22-25

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