This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. - 1 John 1:5 There is so much to enjoy about the Christmas season, so much about our Savior to ponder! Perhaps one of my favorite aspects to consider is Christ as… Continue reading The Light of the World
Celebrating Christ Every Day (not just when the calendar dictates!)
Thus saith the Lord, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: but let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the… Continue reading Celebrating Christ Every Day (not just when the calendar dictates!)
For Unto You Is Born This Day
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. – Isaiah 9:6 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. – Luke 2:11 Because… Continue reading For Unto You Is Born This Day
The Christmas Story Behind “It Is Well with My Soul”
I recently viewed a Christmas presentation unlike any I’d seen before, enacting through song and storytelling the true tale behind the writing of the hymn “It Is Well with My Soul.” If you have already heard Horatio G. Spafford’s tragic life story, then you’ll know that he penned the words to the hymn soon after… Continue reading The Christmas Story Behind “It Is Well with My Soul”
Yes, Peace Is Possible at Christmastime!
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength. - Isaiah 26:3, 4 In my last post, I asked this question: “Is peace possible at Christmastime?” The next day, the Lord brought… Continue reading Yes, Peace Is Possible at Christmastime!
Is Peace Possible at Christmastime?
Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it. – Psalm 34:14 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. – John 14:27 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace. – 1 Corinthians 14:33 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace.… Continue reading Is Peace Possible at Christmastime?
Christmas Lights, Christian Lights
This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. – I John 1:5 The week of Thanksgiving, my kids and I decorated our home for Christmas. As I surveyed the results of several days’ work, I noticed that I seem to… Continue reading Christmas Lights, Christian Lights
Thankful for Our Blessed Hope
Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ. – Titus 2:13 On this Black Friday, a shopping frenzy has ensued in stores and online as people push to take advantage of great deals. Although I’m not a Black Friday enthusiast, I do recognize that there… Continue reading Thankful for Our Blessed Hope
I Wrapped My First Christmas Gift This Week…
…but, fear not! I’m not one of those Christmas-crazy people who decorate before Halloween (not that I'm criticizing you, if you are one of those people). I admit, I do listen to Christmas music extremely early in the season. (As in, I have already plugged in my earbuds and indulged in my Christmas playlist on… Continue reading I Wrapped My First Christmas Gift This Week…
Notice the Sunsets
Many evenings, my daughter calls to me, "Mom, come check out this sunset!" Whatever I'm doing, I try to set it aside for a moment to appreciate the beauty available to us every night, right outside our front windows. But if it weren't for my daughter drawing my attention to them, I might work right… Continue reading Notice the Sunsets