February 7, 2016

 

 Position Yourself – Ready Set Go!

 

We have now made it through the first month of 2016 and what a month it has been. I have spent the last week that we have been home getting caught up on all the things that were on my desk to take care of while I was gone. I also spe...

January 14, 2016

John 1: 32

New King James Version (NKJV)

32 And John bore witness, saying, “I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and He remained upon Him.

 

 

I am going to share a story that gave this scripture life application for me. while we were on a missions trip in I...

 

“Then Herod secretly called the magi and determined from them the exact time the star appeared.” Matthew 2: 7

 

Timing is probably an important part of your Advent preparations. You want cards and packages to get to a particular place ‘on time’. You want to get to a Chr...

 

“For today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2: 11

 

I was hung up on this verse. The more I read it, the more ‘meat’ I saw in it. It is as if each phrase is trying to tell us something. I am not a journalist, but i...

 

 

 Read Luke 2: 8-11 “… Do not be afraid, for I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all people.”

 

Have you ever been afraid? What would be your reaction if you physically saw an angel, like the shepherds did? Wouldn’t we all have reason for needing to hea...

 

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David.

Luke 2: 4

 

Bethlehem was like any other town in the hills of Judea. And yet it was the birthplace of the greatest ki...

 

 She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. — Luke 2: 7

 

Where is a baby first placed after he or she emerges from the mother’s womb? Today, we use hyper-sterilized blankets and sanitized cribs. A Plexiglas dome...

 

“He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end.” — Luke 1: 32-33

 

Christmas represents a beginning that makes sense...

 

 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.” — Luke 2: 13-14

 

Peace is a noble aspiration at any time, in times of war or in times of h...

 

I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I’m still alive.

(Psalm 104: 33 CEB)

 

It was a Sunday during Advent, and I and the other choir members were making our procession down the center aisle of the sanctuary when I looked out the...

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