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Advent 2023: Vision by Sis. Barbara Farrow Jones


“For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you,

plans to give you hope and a future.”

Jeremiah 29:11 NRSVUE

Eighth Day After Christmas

On June 19, 2023, I had a stroke that took away my peripheral vision on the right side of my

eyes. As a result of this, I cannot drive and my balance is slightly off. That being said, I feel truly

blessed because it was not as debilitating as it could have been and my husband and family have

been very supportive.

Thinking about my vision made me think of God’s vision for us. His omniscient vision knew that

we needed help; so, He sent Jesus. As we wait on his coming during this Advent season,

remember that God wants us to believe in him, follow his word, love everyone, forgive

everyone, be of service to others and show our faith through our actions.

Sister Barbara Farrow Jones



Prayer: Our Father, thank you for sending your only son, Jesus, so that we can walk in the Light

and have everlasting life. Amen


Advent Guide 2023

As we stand in expectation of peace on Earth and reflect on the events of our times and the lives of our brothers, sisters and siblings in Christ, we await change and new birth.

We seek, listen and perceive the presence of God in words of Hope, Peace, Joy and Love.

We invite you to join us in meditation, reflection, prayer and spiritual disciplines throughout the season of Advent and beyond.

Read along with us each day or download the book to read and reflect along with us offline.




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