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Making Your Heart Roomy

Hi everyone. Rob here. One of my favourite Christmas carols is “Joy to the World.” Among it’s plethora of wonderful words and themes is this little gem in verse 1: Let every heart prepare him room This is the big … Continue reading

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A New Story

Hi everyone. Rob here. One thing that’s become very clear to me this year is the importance of each person’s story, including our own. God reveals himself through narrative; in the stories of nations, communities, churches, families and individuals, God … Continue reading

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A Necessary Advent

Hi everyone. Rob here. You may have noticed that stores put out their Christmas decorations earlier and earlier every year. It annoys me. To them, Christmas is a marketing tool that sells more products. The constant barrage of advertisements and … Continue reading

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No More Darkness

Season’s greetings. Rob here. On Sunday the wreath came out of hiding, we found the candles and the banners, we sang ‘O Come O Come Emmanuel’ and our church celebrated the first Sunday of Advent. It’s a special time of year because … Continue reading

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Joy to the World

Hi everyone, Rob here. When Isaac Watts wrote the famous hymn, “Joy to the World,” he didn’t intend for it to be a Christmas carol at all. Based on Psalm 98, Watts didn’t have the first coming of Jesus in mind; … Continue reading

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Love Came Down at Christmas

Hi everyone. Rob here. “Love Came Down at Christmas” is a poem, written for Christmas by Christina Rossetti and was first published in 1885. It has been set to music many times and is now a well-known Christmas carol. Love … Continue reading

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Set Your Hope

Hi everyone, Rob here. Last Sunday was the first Sunday in Advent; the four weeks before Christmas where we prepare ourselves for the coming of the Lord. It means we remember that “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling … Continue reading

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