The First Christmas Road Trip, Difficult Circumstances, and God’s Wisdom

    When my kids were little, we dressed them in their p.j.’s and packed them into the mini-van with their pillows and blankets. We loaded the Christmas presents and a small T.V. and VCR (strapped down in the front for all children to see.) And in the middle of the night, in the presence … Continue reading “The First Christmas Road Trip, Difficult Circumstances, and God’s Wisdom”

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One Good Reason for the Darkness

    There is something magical about Christmas lights. Ordinary homes transform into gumdrop houses. The outline of barren trees form graceful shapes against the darkness, and inside my home the lights from our tree cast a warm glow. I love to sit in their grace listening to the quiet and counting my blessings. When … Continue reading “One Good Reason for the Darkness”

Celebrating the Divinity and Humanity of Jesus this Christmas and a Book Giveaway

Don’t miss the book giveaway at the end of the post!The Jesus I Never Knew Jesus has many names. Immanuel, God with us. Savior, The Good Shepherd, King of Kings. . . just to name a few. But John calls Him The Word.  I’ve never tried to wrap my brain around this name. The other names, Savior, Shepherd, … Continue reading “Celebrating the Divinity and Humanity of Jesus this Christmas and a Book Giveaway”

Simplifying Christmas this Year

    My body feels like I worked out yesterday. (But I didn’t.) When I awoke this morning and performed my routine stretch with my arms in the air, cracks and pops betrayed my younger self–the one that perceives herself as only thirty. The culprit to my pain was not the gym. . . it … Continue reading “Simplifying Christmas this Year”

Word Wednesday: The Birth of the Last Sin Offering/ Aphesis

    “For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified. . . . Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin” (Hebrews 10:14,18).   Jesus put the priests out of a job. Sacrifices were no longer required after He came. Unfortunately, … Continue reading “Word Wednesday: The Birth of the Last Sin Offering/ Aphesis”

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