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[Written by Josh Davis] Matthew 1:23 says “Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means ‘God is with us.’” Have you ever thought deeply about the miracle of Jesus’ conception and birth? Flesh and spirit came together – humanity and divinity- in the person of Jesus. It has not happened before or since- “a heartbeat in a virgin’s womb” And then, […]


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[written by Bere Cowpersmith] When I was little and my family lived in Nepal, we would walk to the corner store and buy a bottle of Takura, a strongly concentrated lemon syrup, which we would mix with water and turn into a refreshing drink to accompany our meal. Once home, my father, a Mexican man, would help by calling out instructions. “¡Rebájalo!”, he’d say in Spanish, which translates to “reduce it!”. The water would reduce […]


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[“Summoning Joy” – written by Becky Thurman] One day in the Spring I was sitting in line at a McDonald’s drive-thru, one of those that divides into two lanes wrapped around the building. I was on the outer circle. She was on the inner circle. Our windows were rolled down as each of us waited to be next at our intercom. I could feel the boom, boom of her music playing. I glanced over to […]