The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise? - Matthew 21:16 This morning, I checked my computer files to see how long I’ve been directing Christmas plays with my junior church class.… Continue reading The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

God’s Healing and Peace in a Snowstorm

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 My youngest son is learning a brilliant, beautiful poem: The First Snow-Fall, by James Russell Lowell.   I wanted to share it here not only because of the winter season, but… Continue reading God’s Healing and Peace in a Snowstorm

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

Thankful for Our Forebears

So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for ever: we will shew forth thy praise to all generations. – Psalm 79:13 As Americans and as Christians, we have ancestors to whom we owe a great debt of gratitude, particularly on this Thanksgiving Day.   To the Pilgrims, may we be… Continue reading Thankful for Our Forebears

Thankful for the Wonder of Our Salvation

I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation. – Psalm 118:21 At my house, we always take the week of Thanksgiving off from our homeschool studies to clean, decorate, bake, and spend some family time together before we plunge into December. The twelfth month is always crazy mix of… Continue reading Thankful for the Wonder of Our Salvation

Thankful Upon Every Remembrance of You

I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy. – Philippians 1:2-4 These words of the Apostle Paul make me smile every time I read them. Consider that these words are not only of Paul, but ultimately of God. What a comfort… Continue reading Thankful Upon Every Remembrance of You

Thankful In All Things

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. – 2 Thessalonians 5:18 Everyone experiences stress. Though Christ invites us to cast all our cares upon him, we tend to keep our worry and heartache to ourselves.   Even when we do pour out our hearts to… Continue reading Thankful In All Things

Thankful For Everything?

The Bible has much to say about giving thanks – for all things, in all things, for our loved ones, for our beloved Lord, for our salvation, for God’s work in our lives, and more. Every day this week, I’d like to present a facet of thankfulness as given in Scripture. I welcome your input… Continue reading Thankful For Everything?

The Strange Idea of Being Born Again

Imagine being Nicodemus, the first to hear Jesus’ explanation of salvation as rebirth. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. – John 3:3 Because many of Nicodemus’s fellow Pharisees hated Jesus, Nicodemus had scheduled a clandestine nighttime… Continue reading The Strange Idea of Being Born Again