The First Christmas Light

The First Christmas Light 1920 1280 Sherry Schmied

In the commercialized fog that is American consumerism, we easily forget. We forget that He was the first Christmas light, turned on in a world of rolling darkness. We forget…

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Overcoming Restlessness on Those Unexpected Detours: Learning From Mary

Overcoming Restlessness on Those Unexpected Detours: Learning From Mary 1920 1304 Stephanie Thompson

Several years ago, my preschool son drew a picture of Mary and Joseph. Not just any picture, mind you. Usually, the manger scene as represented through the eyes of a…

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Homeless At Christmas

Homeless At Christmas 2500 1666 Beckie Lindsey

I parked my car in a coveted parking space directly in front of Starbucks. I was glad for a short walk since it was cold enough to snow. I locked…

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Humble Arrival

Humble Arrival 1920 1280 Sarah Rennicke

And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross! -Philippians 2:8   Winter has arrived with all its…

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The Gift Of Hope

The Gift Of Hope 1920 1440 Laura LaSpalutto

This Christmas, I’m asking for the gift of hope. I don’t mean the kind of hope we casually toss about in our everyday conversations. We say “I hope you feel…

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Treasures Pondered

Treasures Pondered 1920 1271 Sarah Rennicke

But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.  -Luke 2:19     Christmas presents bought? Check. Christmas presents wrapped? Working on it. A silent night…

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God With Us

God With Us 3008 2000 Gail Davis

Isaiah was the Messianic prophet of God. People call him the Messianic prophet because a large number of his teachings to Judah and Jerusalem foretold the coming Messiah. A very…

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The Joy of Christmas

The Joy of Christmas 1280 960 Nathaniel Lee Hansen

Last week I took my son and daughter to the new Peanuts movie. As a purist, and as a reader of the comic strip and viewer of the specials and…

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Humble extravagance

Humble extravagance 1280 853 JJ Landis

I am in the midst of wrapping Christmas gifts for my kids. I’m trying to save the earth and some money by using newspaper instead of official holiday wrapping paper.…

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I Wouldn’t Go There!

I Wouldn’t Go There! 1280 853 Michael Thompson

It is a kind of red flag warning. Words meant to stop you from going where angels fear to tread. You are about to venture into an arena of conversation…

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Just Be

Just Be 1280 960 Sarah Rennicke

…because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from Heaven to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow…

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Manger 450 315 Michael Thompson

I had no idea this is what I was made for. Holding a baby. Not just any baby either. The Baby. Seemed as ridiculous then as it does now. You…

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