Led to a Stable

Led to a Stable

I love the Christmas Season. I can’t help it. As a child, I believed in Santa with all of my heart. When I found out he didn’t exist, my heart broke and Christmas lost its magic. Then, I became a Christ-follower. And Christmas took on a whole new meaning. I recently read a devotion by […]

It Was For Us

It Was For Us

In this season of required gaiety and cheer, we might not normally consider why Jesus came as a human infant. Ultimately, it was to resurrect, and before that was possible, he had to die. In between, he gave us lessons on how to live. But in the midst of what life brings, the Psalmist cries, […]

Can You Picture It?

Can You Picture It?

“Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, but the angel reassured them. ‘Don’t be afraid!’ he said. ‘I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior-yes, the Messiah, the Lord-has been born today in Bethlehem, […]

The Greatest Gift

The Greatest Gift

By the time you read this you’ll likely have finished all your Christmas shopping. You might still be wrapping gifts, baking cookies or preparing food for family. I know I’ll be in the midst of preparations and festivities since both of my sons and their families will be with us this year. My husband and […]

Born With A Purpose

Born With A Purpose

  Born With A Purpose Can you imagine what it is like for Mary? This young mom having just given birth to a child who would save the world. Would save her. There’s not much said about this in the Bible. Each child is born with a purpose, but when Jesus was born, he had […]

Christmas Nostalgia

Christmas Nostalgia

It seems the older I get, the older the memories I’m dredging up… Allow me to indulge in a bit of Christmas nostalgia from my childhood. Up until I was ten years old, we lived in Stamford, Connecticut–the first five during WWII. My dad wasn’t called up because of his job, and he commuted to […]

Presence vs Presents

Presence vs Presents

Raise your hands if you are seeking more of God. Shout ‘Hallelujah’ if you enjoy praising Him. Say ‘Amen’ if you want a more intimate relationship with Him. This holiday season, let’s seek His ‘presence’ more than His ‘presents.’ Yes, we want His presents of anointing, power, authority, gifts, fruits, freedom, victory, prosperity, health, healing……….. BUT, […]

Jesus is our Ladder

Jesus is our Ladder

My husband has been preaching the most amazing sermon series leading up to Christmas this year. The overall sermon series title is When Heaven Came to Earth. Each Sunday morning he has connected a passage from the Old Testament with one in the New Testament. One of the sermons was about Jesus being our ladder. […]

Luke 2:11 (Wallpaper)

Luke 2:11 (Wallpaper)

As we celebrate the season, let’s remember the reason for our joy and gifts and gatherings. I can forget this all too easily this time of year. I created a wallpaper to help me remember.

Christmas—The Time of Christ’s Sacrifice

Christmas—The Time of Christ’s Sacrifice

I’ve always celebrated Christmas as the time of Jesus’ birth. It’s a joyful time—after all, when is the birth of a baby not a reason to celebrate? It’s marked with angel choruses, gifts of the magi, and celebration to end all celebrations. In contrast, I’ve always approached Easter as a more somber time—certainly a time […]

A Smoking Wick or a Burning Flame?

A Smoking Wick or a Burning Flame?

I love the Advent season with all of its symbols. Garlands. Wreaths. Calendars. Creches. And lights. Lights. Jesus the Light of the world. Candles for the season grace every room in our house. Old-fashioned, multi-colored bulbs encircle the tree standing sentinel at our front windows. Since no lights adorn our property outside, I like to […]

Spoiling the Surprise?

Spoiling the Surprise?

I had a pretty good idea where Mom and Dad hid our Christmas gifts when I was a kid, but I was not one to “sneak a peek” before Christmas morning. The element of surprise played a major part in the mystery and magic of Christmas morning. My parents hosted house parties for the holidays. […]

Let There be Peace

Let There be Peace

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.” (John 14:27)  December 7, 1941. Pearl Harbor Day. A day that will live in infamy, as President Franklin D. Roosevelt termed it. This calendar day never passes without me recalling the horrendous act that catapulted the United States into World War II. I’m certain those […]

The First Christmas Gift

The First Christmas Gift

What has happened to Christmas? When did God’s birthday warp into something so CRAZY? People are trampling each other at Wal-Mart! All to beat out the next guy and find that great Christmas Gift. Have we forgotten what it’s all about? Of course, I’m one to talk… Don’t get me wrong. I love Christmas. People […]

Tis the Season to be Jolly

Tis the Season to be Jolly

Tis the season to be jolly. This is the season for sharing and caring. With all of the recent news of mass shootings and other tragedies it is hard to get into the festive mood of the Christmas season. I personally have made a choice to limit my TV and social media time as not […]

Excitement in the air!

Excitement in the air!

  Excitement is in the air! I’m sure those of you with children know what I’m talking about. My twins, like I’ve mentioned before, have autism and are around 3-4 years old with the excitement of Christmas, which is so neat to see, because until last year they didn’t understand. Now they do, so it […]

The Christmas I’ll Never Forget

The Christmas I’ll Never Forget

I said I would never forget that Christmas, and I haven’t. It’s been a decade now. Ten years since the Christmas of 2004, the year God showed our family that He was More Than Enough for all of our trials, needs, and beyond. In April of 2004, my husband resigned from his job as a […]

A Baby Changes Everything

A Baby Changes Everything

Luke 2: 10-12 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will […]