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How often we wish we could be in two, or maybe more, places at the same time? But would that make life easier, or just more harried?

As we think of others and long to be with them we can remember that God is right where they are. We can affirm that the presence of God is moving in the lives of our loved ones, sustaining them, giving them courage and providing for whatever it is they need.

God is meeting us and our loved ones when we arrive at each and every destination. We need never feel we are strangers in a strange situation because we can never be alone. The Spirit of God is right there, showing us new possibilities and opportunities.

As we prepare to send holiday greetings to others who are far away we can send more than a card. We can send our prayers knowing that God has already arrived in their presence. There is no delay to God’s presence. The post office tells us that “the mail must go through.” God gives us the assurance that the prayer has already been received, delivered, anointed and answered. Remember always, that a prayer spoken is an answer received.

Affirmation: “I know that the ever renewing spirit of God touches all equally, beautifully and with whatever is needed.”

Rev. Jefferson Beeker


We live our lives one thought at a time. Let each of those thoughts really count for something wonderful.

Be prepared to change your thinking and change your life. Please join us each Sunday at 5:30 PM in our Social Hall at First Christian Church, North Hollywood, CA for our Contemporary Celebration and Praise service. Come as you are and enjoy an hour of great music from our wonderful band and singers, inspiring messages and good fellowship. Those things in life that you have been seeking have also been seeking you. Now is a good time to receive them. We will lift one another to live exciting, abundant new lives of possibility and purpose.

Also, join me on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8 PM for an hour of guided and silent meditation, reflection, affirmation and prayer. As always, we will share communion together. Everyone is welcome. We are an open and affirming congregation.

First Christian Church, North Hollywood, 4390 Colfax Avenue, Studio City, CA 91604. http://www.fccnh.org


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