December 26, 2018

Bethlehem…Egypt…Nazareth…the desert…Samaria…

Jerusalem…Gethsemane…to the cross…into heaven.

Luke 2:4; Mat. 2:13, 23, 4:1; John 4:4; Mark 11:11,

14:32; John 19:18; Luke 24:51

I watched one of those adorably funny Facebook videos of a preschool nativity scene where one darl...

December 19, 2018

Magi from the east came . . . to worship him. Matthew 2:1,2

The Magi made the longest trip.  They are the ones who receive the award for beginning their journey to see Jesus first.  While no one knows exactly where the Magi started from, many connect their origin to Per...

December 4, 2018

Make a straight highway through the wasteland for our God!

Isaiah 40:3, NLT

“We’re going straight through,” my father announced as he loaded two sleepy girls and too much luggage into a car that would shrink with every mile.  That was my dad’s way of starting our vacatio...

November 28, 2018

I don’t like the panic that finds easy entrance into our world at Christmas.  The stressed-out shoppers looking for bargains and finding none.  The sleep-deprived children who masquerade as someone else’s kids.  The tables of food that tempt us with excesses we know we...

December 16, 2016

We are so close to Christmas. But are we just as close to Christmas Truth?

Do we understand that Love is the best gift of Christmas?

Come as a baby, Jesus demonstrated that God in human flesh can hold enough love

to transform, heal, help, and deliver life abundantly.

God-i...

December 13, 2016

It is the third week of Advent.  This week the focus is Joy.

Too much of our lives are joyless.

Routines put us on auto-pilot. The mundane uncovers boredom.

It is too easy to live without expecting joy in our daily ways.

Yet, the first Christmas participants remind us that...

December 2, 2016

I am learning that Advent is a time to re-focus.

 It isn’t just an opportunity to do Christmas better. 

No one can improve on what God did in Bethlehem that first Christmas.

 Instead, it is a time to let God do what He does best:  bring Christmas to us!

He always...

November 25, 2016


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