Advent Devotions 2017

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December 1, 2017

Posted: December 01, 2017

A Devotion for Your Day

by Dawn Della Paolera

Jeremiah 1:4-10

God has had a plan for us since before we were born!

I remember as a young girl spending much time pondering why I was here and what was expected of me. And 50+ years later, I still ponder at times. I always felt the need to be a protector of others and care for those who cannot care for themselves. Once I began working at church in the fall of 2000, I met many faith-filled people who made me realize that I wanted what they had. So I began my first bible study on September 11, 2001 - what a day to begin my study of the bible! My husband had flown to Florida the day before, I had a young child at home, a challenging teenager, and I felt physically ill from what was happening in the U.S. that morning. After spending the morning with other women for a couple of hours, it filled my heart with some comfort and peace that I don't think I would have had otherwise. It's been 17 years since I started working at SOTV and I love my job most days. I love the work I do and love what this church does for so many people locally and nationally. I'm very confident now that this was one of God's purposes for my life and I continue to try and listen for what I'm to do next.

Prayer: Dear Lord, help us to try and listen to your words of direction and instruction for your plan in our lives. Amen.


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Dawn Della Paolera serves in the Finance office and helps with one-time and recurring giving.

Contact Dawn: 
dawn.dellapaolera@sotv.org or 952-985-7315