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God Shouts

Let’s be real.  Life hurts.  As humans it is one of our common denominators.  And it is inevitable.  It may happen to us in different ways; divorce, death, a broken heart, grief, loss, lack, low self-esteem, loneliness, sickness, addiction, abandonment, rejection, betrayal….. but sooner or later we experience pain.

And then God speaks.

Turns out He has actually been speaking all the time, but just as writer C.S. Lewis points out:

~God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks to us in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: It is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world ~
I find that pain seems to heighten my ability to hear God speak.  Distractions seem not to matter so much.  What’s really important in life becomes crystal clear.  It’s in these times that I turn to the Psalms.  They are a source of comfort, a source of hope, a source to remind me that, “God is my refuge and my strength.  A very present help in trouble.”  Psalm 46:1
Robynn~
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Day 14 – Advent Calendar

Advent Day #14 –Have a candlelit dinner, with Christmas music in the background.

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{You may choose to simplify the process big-time.  The most important thing is that you do what works for you and enjoy the season with the ones you love!!}

Alternative Activity:  Choose a different place to eat dinner or let your kids decide.  Maybe you can have a picnic on your livingroom floor as you watch the Christmas lights twinkle in the distance.  Don’t have a candle? Turn off all the lights in your house except for one in the room nearby for a “low-lit” meal.

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