Monthly Archives: December 2009

Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Dec 30, 2009 Dear Chrio, What a privilege it has been for me to journey with you all for this last year and almost a half!  I’ve said over and over that I never saw it coming- seeing a church … Continue reading

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Advent Joy

Dec 17, 2009 Richard Gotthardt In his book, The Jesus I Never Knew, Philip Yancey tells this story: “Laszlo Tokes, the Romanian pastor whose mistreatment outraged the country and prompted rebellion against the Communist ruler Ceausescu, tells of trying to … Continue reading

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Two Advents to Remember

Baby Jesus, asleep on the hay.  No crying He makes (that’s silly, of course He cried)- He is meek, mild, and harmless.  It’s a nice picture.  But left on its own, it’s also one of the greatest hazards to faith.  … Continue reading

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Prince of Peace

Dec 03, 2009 Richard Gotthardt One of the wonderful titles given to Jesus tends to come up this time of year, when we look back at Old Testament prophesies about His birth.  In Isaiah we read the words, “And He … Continue reading

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