Advent Devotional

Greetings friends! I hope that you have been enjoying the blog here at Westminster as much as I have! Thanks to Ed, Cassandra, and Will for those awesome posts in our last series! As we enter into the Advent Season, we've decided to have an Advent Devotional series right here on the blog! Each day, a different author from the church family will share some thoughts on the season of Advent, pulling…

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Our Dwelling Place

Psalm 90 “Home is where the heart is,” or so an old saying goes. The notion is that home is where we go to relax, or at least where we hope to get rejuvenated from the cares of the world. Home can have its own demands, of course, when a new baby arrives or someone is sick and needs to be cared for. But even then, home is where the heart is because people we love are there. The psalmist says, “Lo…

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Two Wrongs Don't Make You Righteous (Cassandra Millis)

One can never “overemphasize” our dependence on Christ. A popular way of demonstrating this is simply to go through the Ten Commandments. If I’m completely honest with myself, I break nine of the Ten Commandments every single day (and if it happens to be the Sabbath, all ten.) When Jesus explains the depth of these imperatives, it becomes clear just how easy they are to break. For example, I do no…

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What Would You Pack (Will Hignett)

If you had to evacuate your home in 10 minutes and never return, what items would you take with you? This extremely difficult and emotional decision has been a reality for millions of Syrian refugees and others from war-torn countries. Prized possessions are abandoned. Photo albums are often left behind. When you’re forced to flee for your life, the list of items you can carry becomes very small a…

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For Goodness Sake Take Care of Yourself!

Carpenters have hammers, painters have brushes, parents have…. I make this analogy frequently – if a carpenter were to leave his tools to sit out in the rain for days and weeks without maintenance, he would soon be unable to function to his best of abilities, if at all. They would rust, they would break, they would become stuck. A carpenter must care for his tools – sharpen his saws, file his chise…

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