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23 Days of Advent -Day 15 Behind The Scenes

Most of you know the story of the Living Nativities held in my yard, when the children were young.  I would build a very humble stable with a simple manger and a bale of hay.  I would send out the children in costume to musical cues as…

23 Days of Advent -Day 14 Pure Joy

I interrupt this Advent blog for a moment of pure joy. This video will forever make me laugh. Enjoy. (We'll head back to Bethlehem tomorrow) Click below https://www.facebook.com/myra.moreland.3/videos/10208303346170551/UzpfSTE1MTA4MTE1ODQ6Vks6MTAyMDgzMDMzNDYxNzA1NTE/…

23 Days of Advent-Day 13 Never Let The Facts Get In The Way Of A Good Story

Through the years, I have often found myself in Nashville around this second weekend of Advent, celebrating an early Christmas with my sister and brother in law.  It is a highlight of my Christmas season.  My sister and I will…

23 Days of Advent-Day 12 Strangely Familiar Words

Luke 2:1-7 Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all the inhabited earth. “And in those days a decree went out Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered.”  Luke 2:1.  And…

23 Days of Advent - Day 11 Final Focus on Mary

23 Days of Advent Day 11- Final Focus on Mary For Advent our church has been doing a sermon series called “In Focus”.   Our Christmas season is often so cluttered and chaotic that the real story and the real miracle just passes…

23 Days of Advent Day 10: The Power of Sisterhood

Tonight at Royal Oak First Methodist (where I serve) we had our first Advent by Candlelight.  This is an event for women both from the church and from the community.  Ladies of the church host tables and are encouraged to…