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Love Breaks Barriers: Advent Day 15

By Kelli Hamann • 39 minutes ago

I speak some Spanish, and I love the chance to practice with anyone I can. Usually these conversations involve long pauses for think time, a few confused looks when I say something completely ridiculous, and a bit of miming when words fail me. But there is one thing that speaks loud and clear, no matter … Continue reading Love Breaks Barriers: Advent Day 15 →

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No Offense: Advent Day 14

By Kelli Hamann • 21 hours ago

Confession: Sometimes when I get really upset and can’t understand why terrible things are happening to me, I rant at God. I figure that if He knows everything, He already knows my thoughts, so I may as well say them out loud. I’m not saying I think it’s the right thing to do, I’m just … Continue reading No Offense: Advent Day 14 →

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Love Gets Its Hands Dirty: Advent Day 13

By Kelli Hamann • 3 days ago

One of the greatest–yet simplest–lessons I ever learned about the love of Jesus came from a diaper-clad toddler. No joke. One sweltering summer day, my husband and I were sipping ice water with some colleagues as we tried to have a conversation above the roaring fans set up in our front room. This was during … Continue reading Love Gets Its Hands Dirty: Advent Day 13 →

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Woot! No Condemnation!: Advent Day 12

By Kelli Hamann • 4 days ago

As I start every new school year, I try very hard to not discuss my class list with other teachers who are familiar with my individual students. It’s tempting to want to have a little inside information in order to mentally prepare and strategize, but I have the eternally optimistic view that kids who have … Continue reading Woot! No Condemnation!: Advent Day 12 →

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Love That Offers Second Chances: Advent Day 11

By Kelli Hamann • 5 days ago

My husband and I start every Christmas season by watching the 1971 musical version of Scrooge, starring Albert Finney. Even though neither of us really likes musicals most of the time, this particular version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is so powerfully done that it sucked us in, and it’s become a yearly tradition. … Continue reading Love That Offers Second Chances: Advent Day 11 →

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His Love Buries Your Past: Advent Day 10

By Kelli Hamann • 6 days ago

Love can drive us to do some crazy things sometimes. I love hearing stories about outrageous marriage proposals, people risking their lives to save loved ones, and regular Joes stepping in to help perfect strangers in an emergency. What makes us do these things? I would suggest that people who express this kind of outrageous … Continue reading His Love Buries Your Past: Advent Day 10 →

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Dependable Love: Advent Day 9

By Kelli Hamann • 7 days ago

Thanks to my love for M & M’s, I met Jesus as a very young girl. Yup. I was playing contentedly on a friend’s jungle gym one day when a couple of neighborhood kids suddenly accosted me, saying, “Kelli! You gotta come to this lady’s house ’cause she’ll give you an M & M! And … Continue reading Dependable Love: Advent Day 9 →

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He Runs to You: Advent Day 8

By Kelli Hamann • 7 days ago

Even if you’re not really a “churchy” person, you’ve probably heard the parable of the prodigal son in the Bible. You know, the story of the kid who demands his inheritance long before his dad is dying, leaves town, spends everything he has on partying and women, then has to settle for a job feeding … Continue reading He Runs to You: Advent Day 8 →

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Love That Calls You Home: Advent Day 7

By Kelli Hamann • 8 days ago

As a child of the 60’s, I grew up sans modern technology and everything that comes with it. I remember pretending to talk to my friends on devices like the ones we saw on Star Trek, the closest things to cell phones we’d seen. When I got older and attended the UW (Go Dawgs!), I … Continue reading Love That Calls You Home: Advent Day 7 →

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Yes, He Really Loves You: Advent Day 6

By Kelli Hamann • 10 days ago

My husband and I ran an inner city ministry in Portland for at risk kids several years ago, and we love telling our stories of lives that were changed by the love of God during those years. People came to us with all kinds of reasons for needing help: mentoring, money, food, homework, bills, advice–but … Continue reading Yes, He Really Loves You: Advent Day 6 →

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