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The Weary World Rejoices Daily Devotional

Written by: Julia Smolucha
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A 2020 Winter Devotional

This winter devotional “The Weary World Rejoices” will take us from now until the end of the year. It has been a weary year, and we long for the spirit of God. We will begin with a season of gratitude, move into the perennial Advent theme of “waiting” and explore themes of light, mystery, hope, and our tangible spiritual life along the way.

Katie Lancaster

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