Author: Arwen McGilvra

The Christmas story is unbelievable.

Gifts of Celebration

When the wise men saw the star, they were filled with joy. They came to the house where the child was and saw him with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. They opened their gifts and gave him treasures of gold,...

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The Christmas story is unbelievable.

Celebrating in Your Heart

Sell what you have and give to those in need. This will fatten your purses in heaven! And the purses of heaven have no rips or holes in them. Your treasures there will never disappear; no thief can steal them; no moth can destroy them....

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The Christmas story is unbelievable.

The Gift of Peace

“I leave you peace; my peace I give you. I do not give it to you as the world does. So don’t let your hearts be troubled or afraid. – John 14:27 (NCV)   It’s one of those old sayings from Author Unknown: “Let’s approach Christmas...

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The Christmas story is unbelievable.

Ambassador to Earth

The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood. We saw the glory with our own eyes, the one-of-a-kind glory, like Father, like Son, generous inside and out, true from start to finish. – John 1:14 (MSG) Ambassadors are so significant that in the...

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The Christmas story is unbelievable.

Paying Your Debt

But when the time was right, God sent his Son, and a woman gave birth to him. His Son obeyed the Law, so he could set us free from the Law, and we could become God’s children. – Galatians 4:4-5 (CEV) Ever been hounded by a...

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The Christmas story is unbelievable.

The Christmas Story

Mary was engaged to Joseph and traveled with him to Bethlehem. She was soon going to have a baby, and while they were there, she gave birth to her first-born son. She dressed him in baby clothes and laid him on a bed of hay,...

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Give Thanks - God

Working as a Peacemaker

Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what...

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Give Thanks - God

A Life of Thanks

I’m thanking you, God, from a full heart, I’m writing the book on your wonders. I’m whistling, laughing, and jumping for joy; I’m singing your song, High God. – Psalm 9:1-2 (MSG) As you grow older, your outlook on life will determine how the rest of...

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Give Thanks - God

Thanking Me for the Ordinary

Every time I think of you—and I think of you often!—I thank God for your lives of free and open access to God, given by Jesus. There’s no end to what has happened in you—it’s beyond speech, beyond knowledge. The evidence of Christ has been...

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Give Thanks - God

Sharing My Blessings

Jesus said: Don’t judge others, and God won’t judge you. Don’t be hard on others, and God won’t be hard on you. Forgive others, and God will forgive you. If you give to others, you will be given a full amount in return. It will...

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