Advent Devotionals: Saturday, December 13

Dianne Stillwell

Second Week of Advent: Peace
December 13, 2014

Because You’re Worth It

Recently, Keith and I decided it was time to brave the lines and long wait in order to enjoy dinner at the newly opened Cheesecake Factory with Brittany, and Kyle. After all, they would be leaving soon and moving to Memphis. We would not have many opportunities like this again for a while.

Advent Devotionals: Friday, December 12

Evelyn Crooke

Friday, Second Week of Advent: Peace
December 12, 2014

Therefore since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand.   Romans 5:1

It was Wednesday night, April 3, 1974.  I was at prayer meeting, which was my usual custom, when a tornado swept through Danville.  To be honest, I am afraid of any spring storm; but a tornado!  I was terrified.

Advent Devotionals: Thursday, December 11

Eloise Roberts

Thursday, Second Week of Advent: Peace
December 11,2014

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you.  Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.  John 14:27

How to Pray for World Peace – by Leonard  E. LeSourd

Believe that world peace is possible.

It is rather frightening, the extent of our negative thinking in this regard.  Too many people do not believe world peace is possible. 

Advent Devotionals: Wednesday, December 10

Paul Elwyn

Wednesday, Second Week of Advent: Peace
December 10, 2014

“Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”   Matthew 1:23

God with us
In each meeting with Deacons, Tommy will ask a question to encourage reflection. For example, one month he asked, “When did you last experience God’s presence?”

Advent Devotionals: Tuesday, December 9

Polly Hanks

Tuesday, Second Week of Advent: Peace
December 9, 2014

Peace I leave with you.  I do not give as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.    John 14:27

Meet God in the Morning (poem by an unknown World  War II soldier)

I met God in the morning when my day was at its best;
His presence came like sunshine, like glory in my breast.
All day long His presence lingered;  all day long He stayed with me

Advent Devotionals: Monday, December 8

Rosalind Campbell

Monday, Second Week of Advent: Peace
December 8, 2014

“ 'Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed.' Says the Lord who has compassion on you." Isaiah 54:10

Recently, I was dusting a cabinet, picking up small items and dusting each one, when one particular item caught my attention.  It was a small wooden tray with three candles surrounded by smooth stones.  Two of the stones had been painted with the words “Peace” and Love.”  I had bought the set for the candles, not especially

Advent Devotionals: Sunday, December 7

Anita Baskin

Sunday, Second Week of Advent: Peace
December 7, 2014
Light the Candle of Peace

Scripture: “Find rest, O my soul, in God alone.” Psalm 62:5

As far back as I can remember, my father began each day with his Bible and a hot cup of coffee, enjoying a time of solitary study and prayer in the pre-dawn darkness. As a child, I slept through this morning ritual for most of the year – until the Christmas season. After the tree went up each December, Dad moved his morning meditations to the living room, where he sat quietly by the glow of the Christmas tree lights.