The Light of the World

  They can make the darkest night beautiful. They can be one color or many. Twinkle or stare down the dark. They wrap around trees and homes, and bring cheer to a heart grieving–for a moment at least. They are Christmas lights. Our world celebrates Christmas in a lot of crazy ways that can take away … Continue reading “The Light of the World”

The Advent/Arrival of Grace

  As I perused my inbox, a title grabbed my attention from Crosswalk.com: 25 Scripture Verses to Pray During Advent.  I scrolled down past the e-mail without opening it, but I couldn’t resist. It sounded like an article too good to pass up, so I clicked on the link. It’s written by contributing writer, Candace Crabtree of … Continue reading “The Advent/Arrival of Grace”

Immanuel: We are Never Alone (Even when we feel we are)

It was His plan from the very beginning of time. He planned to dwell with us. And He did. Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees … Continue reading “Immanuel: We are Never Alone (Even when we feel we are)”

How the Shepherds Found Jesus, the Sacrificial Lamb

It was called the “tower of the flock”. It’s Hebrew name, Migdal Edar, was a place highly esteemed in Jewish tradition because Jacob moved his flocks there after he buried  his dear Rachel who died in childbirth. Rachel was buried in Bethlehem.   Migdal Edar was on the edge of the town. Jerusalem sat only a few miles away. Migdal … Continue reading “How the Shepherds Found Jesus, the Sacrificial Lamb”

Bite of Bread: Bible Reading Plan for Christmas Week

  Mary and Joseph were told to name Him, Jesus. The angel in Joseph’s dream explained, “. . . because He will save people from their sins.” His name is “Jesus” in our English language. But His Hebrew name is “Yeshua” which means to rescue or deliver.  From Hebrew His name was translated into the Greek, “Ieous” and … Continue reading “Bite of Bread: Bible Reading Plan for Christmas Week”

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