Amber Stokes

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A Simple Act of Faith This Christmas


Christmas is a time for believing.

Children believe they’ll receive the gifts on their wish lists.

Adults believe they can bring everything together—gifts, dinner, family—on Christmas Day.

The desperate, the suffering, the hopeful believe they’ll receive a miracle.

But it’s not always easy to believe. 


3 Steps to Embracing Inner Beauty Through the Power of God


Everything begins with who we are on the inside—who we believe ourselves to be.

I think we can all agree that we need God's help to become more beautiful on the inside, to discover what characteristics are best to have and then develop them in our lives. But what if that's the last step in a process that's as simple and as difficult as accepting that God loves you?


Make a Difference in Your Day with Morning Devotions


Are you an early bird or a night owl? I confess that I tend toward the latter—it’s too easy to get caught up in a good book, or to take advantage of the silent, undisturbed hours to accomplish some last-minute projects. Now that I’m working in an office from 8 to 5, though, I have to get up early. That doesn’t mean my night-owl ways have disappeared…but I’m slowly discovering the blessings of being awake before the brunch hour.

The morning has its own kind of quiet—the anticipatory kind. Instead of extending your mind into its last dregs, you can stretch your thoughts in positive, uplifting ways as your prepare for the day. With just a little effort, you can make the most of those “morning moments”—perhaps with the assistance of a devotional book. Here’s a selection from Grace Fox’s book of morning devotions, Morning Moments with God:


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