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Advent 2023: You Say I'm Foolish...I Just Don't Want To Burden You by Sis. Anntoinette McEntyre


“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil...”

Psalm 23: 4 NRSVUE

Eleventh Day After Christmas

The older I get the harder it is to mend old fences. I also see that some fences will never get

mended. Life is taking me on a journey that has imprinted the good, bad, blessed and everything

in between. Romans 8:28 instructs that God can use it for good. These experiences will impact

me for many years and the work is stressful. I don’t know about you, but I’m not a good sufferer,

loser or a patient person.

We must deepen our understanding to walk the path of discipline (Hebrews 12:10). As our lives

are crafted it will get tough. As we fail, succeed and learn, our resolve strengthens. No matter

how strange the task or how difficult the day to day is, we are being refined to shine brightly like

a diamond (1 Peter 1:6–7).

Love when they are mean, difficult and downright wrong. Open your heart to be able to rise

above it. God knows your heart and will take care of you.

Sister Anntoinette McEntyre

Church School

Girl Scouts


Prayer: Dear God, I thank you that as I look back on my life, I can often see the ways in which

you have used the hard times. Thank you that your words are more precious than thousands of

pieces of silver and gold. 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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