Pillar Journal

A seasonal journal produced by Pillar Church in Holland, MI to guide us through the Christian year.
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Vol. _ No. _ / Lent 2023

Journal Entry Example

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January 24, 2023

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Vol. 5 No.1 / Advent 2022

While they were

“While they were the time came for her to deliver her child and she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth and laid him…

December 25, 2022

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Vol. 5 No.1 / Advent 2022

Week 3

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness– on them light has shined… For a child has been…

December 18, 2022

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Vol. 5 No.1 / Advent 2022

Week 2 No. 2

Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. Say to those who are of a fearful heart, ‘Be strong, do not fear! Here is your God. He will…

December 14, 2022

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Vol. 5 No.1 / Advent 2022

Week 2 No. 1

The Lord is not slow about his promise, as some think of slowness, but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish, but all to come to repentance. But…

December 11, 2022

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Vol. 5 No.1 / Advent 2022

Week 1 – No.2

Relieve the troubles of my heart, and bring me out of my distress. Consider my affliction and my trouble, and forgive all my sins. Consider how many are my foes,…

December 7, 2022

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Vol. 5 No.1 / Advent 2022

Week 1 – No. 1

The wolf shall live with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the kid, the calf and the lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead…

December 4, 2022

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Vol. 5 No.1 / Advent 2022

Our Refuge and Rock

For God alone my soul waits in silence, for my hope is from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken. On…

December 2, 2022

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Vol. 5 No.1 / Advent 2022


Wonderful (adjective)— inspiring delight, pleasure, or awe, sometimes flashy and in-your-face, but not always: sometimes wonderful is quiet, whispering to some subconscious understanding of the natural world and your place…

November 30, 2022

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Vol. 5 No.1 / Advent 2022

How Beautiful the World Could Be

As a guiding instinct this Advent season, we’re borrowing from the title of a book by Frederick Christian Bauerschmidt, “How Beautiful the World Could Be.” He’s borrowing from psychiatrist and…

November 24, 2022