Staying Warm

The mornings have been quite chilly lately. Tis the season for hats, gloves, warm jackets, and hot chocolate. Who knows? We might even see some snow fall for Christmas.

We need to stay warm. That’s true for our hearts as well as our fingers and toes. There’s a warmth the human heart needs. But staying warm inside our chests requires more than hats and mittens.

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