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All About Grace

“In the all night café At a quarter past eleven, Same old man is sitting there on his own. Looking at the world Over the rim of his tea-cup. Each tea lasts an hour, Then he wanders home alone.” If your house is anything like mine, this time of year brings with it a cornucopia of mixed emotions. Getting everything on the list accomplished by the 25th is a daunting task. The commercialism of the season, that started the minute Halloween ended, chaps me. Under the weight of these emotions, I begin to lose perspective. This past Sunday our Pastor reminded us that the incredible gift Jesus brought to us was grace! Wow, let that sink in a minute. The Apostle John tells us that “the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” We don’t think about grace enough. We don’t extend grace to those around us often enough. Do you extend grace when you drive? Or to the woman with the crying baby that you’re st ...

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Proclamations of Thanksgiving

“Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor-- and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.” George Washington wrote those words on October 3, 1789 in New York City. He was not only establishing one day in November for the Nation to collectively give thanks. More than just that, he was setting the tone for a National way of living. More Than a Day, A Way of Living When my girls were in grade school, my wife started a family tradition that I am pleased to see them passing on to their children. Beginning the Sunday before Thanksgiving, s ...

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    “No one after lighting a lamp covers it with a jar or puts it under a bed, but puts on a stand, so that those who enter may see the light.”

    As a life-long student of management principles, I enjoy finding those sparks that bring light to a dark situation. It is my hope that this “lampstand” will provide you a bit of light.

    With a diverse background in media, corporate communications, and public sector employee training, I assist ministries in keeping their operation true to their vision, mission and goals.

    You can find out how Advocace can assist your organization or contact me here.
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