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Merry Christmas!

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We hope you and yours have had a wonderful Christmas holiday!  Here are a few glimpses from ours: Celebrating the birth of our Savior together as Imago Dei family at the chapel of SEBTS... Jesus, God with us.
O come, O come, Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free
Thine own from Satan's tyranny
From depths of Hell Thy people save
And give them victory o'er the grave
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Thou Day-Spring, come and cheer
Our spirits by Thine advent here
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night
And death's dark shadows put to flight.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Thou Key of David, come,
And open wide our heavenly home;
Make safe the way that leads on high,
And close the path to misery.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

 Following some time with friends, Tony an…

ADVOCATE: [v. ad-vuh-keyt OR n. ad-vuh-kit, -keyt]

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AN ADVOCATE IS SOMEONE WHO : refuses to stand by. : speaks up when something is wrong. : uses their voice on behalf of people living in slavery and violent oppression today. AN ADVOCATE IS SOMEONE LIKE YOU   noun : a person who argues for or supports a cause or policy : a person who works for a cause or group : a person who argues for the cause of another person in a court of law
verb : to support or argue for (a cause, policy, etc.)
Advocacy is about shifting the balance of power. [Visit: www.freedomcommons.ijm.org

 Since 2010, I have had multiple opportunities to join other modern day abolitionists on Capital Hill to speak up on behalf of the vulnerable, the poor and the oppressed, specifically regarding the issue of modern day slavery and violent oppression that effects the global poor.  These past couple days were yet another opportunity to not only be encouraged by the persistence and dedication of hundreds across our nation, but to hear testimony of the various ways our voices…