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Posts from December 2021

Posts from December 2021

Victory News – December 22, 2021

MESSAGE OF ENCOURAGEMENT Hi Friends, Christmas is almost here… but you might find yourself feeling a little less than enthusiastic about it. Maybe you were expecting things to be different this year, but you’ve faced many of the same challenges as you did last Christmas. Perhaps you couldn’t afford those gifts your family members wanted, and you dread their looks of disappointment on Christmas morning. You might be struggling with depression or anxiety this year and wish you could “opt…

Victory News – December 17, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, One week to go. I can remember 13 weeks ago posting on FB that Christmas was in 14 weeks. Some were excited about that some were chagrined that I would post that. One week to go. Where are you at? Are you excited? Or are you ready for it to all be over? If Christmas is about ribbons, tags, packages, boxes and bags, I can see why people would want it to be over. But if…

Victory News – December 10, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, It’s a Wonderful Life is one of my favorite Christmas movies. And I’m not alone. It is considered one of the greatest movies of all time. Which is surprising, because when it was first released, it was a box office flop. But over time, it grew in popularity and now it is a Christmas classic. How did this happen? What makes this movie resonate with so many people throughout the decades? Why do we keep watching…

Victory News – December 3, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, I am excited as this weekend we begin our new series, Christmas at the Movies. Watching Christmas movies is part of our yearly traditions. So this year at Victory, we’ll view some of your favorite movies through the lens of the greatest story ever told: God sending our Savior to earth on the first Christmas. Data from Barna’s recent study, Gen Z Volume 2, show that, in describing their experience with various emotions, 44% of 13–21-year-olds reported feeling…