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Looking Beyond the Mess

December 6, 2021

Welcome to Week 4! It’s Alicia again, and I’m happy to join you.

Friends, this world brings plenty of messy situations and disappointments along with the joyful times. But no matter what is going on around us, we can stand firm, knowing that God is in control. Amen? And this week we will focus on the living hope we have in Jesus, no matter what our circumstances.

What To Do This Week:

Complete Week 4, Days 16-20, in Pointing to the Promise.
Watch the Monday video with Kayla and Wendy as they discuss the idea of hope; then join us in a Moment of Reflection (see below).
Read the wrap-up message in your email on Friday, where I'll share about the hope that gives us all meaning and purpose! 

Moment of Reflection: 

In this week’s video, Kayla Ferris reminds us to look for hope beyond the mess.
How will you choose to see hope this week?

Freebie of the Week:

Let’s be honest — preparing for Christmas can leave us feeling weary! This week’s freebie is an episode of The Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast where author and First 5 writer Nicki Koziarz asks the question, “Is it really well with your soul?” 

Prayer To Get You Through This Week:

Dear God, we come before You to proclaim You are in control! You love us and hold us close during those messy moments and those joyful times of life because You have promised to never ever leave us. Help us to see You, to see hope, each day. We pray this in Jesus’ name, amen.

Love and blessings to you,


P.S. In today's video, Kayla mentions a favorite gingerbread recipe. Want to make some yourself? Here is her recipe. Enjoy!

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