Light it Up
I have always loved Christmas lights. Just as the weather starts to get colder, and the days are shorter they appear. Usually around Thanksgiving, lights start to pop up all over town – along the main streets, in storefronts, and businesses – and in our homes. Some love multi-colored lights, while others fancy the classic…
One Solitary Life
Enjoy this classic reading as you remember this Christmas that there has never been a life that made a greater difference than the carpenter for Nazareth… He is called Jesus!!!
More than a Stocking Stuffer!
Have you fully embraced the child from Bethlehem? Have you fully embraced the Lord Jesus? Christmas is such a wonderful and amazing time of year in so many ways, and for so many reasons. Those who most fully embrace Christmas, however have fully embraced what most humans often try to deny. The gift of Jesus…
Messages from the Manger
I love the manger! I have a fondness for nativity scenes that often brings out a subtle sense of worship, warmth, peace, awe, and gratitude. As a young boy, I had a basic, sentimental attachment to the manger. I loved to hide the baby Jesus until the 24th, when he could make his arrival in…
Jesus is Still Born in Mangers
“The suffering of Jesus didn’t begin on the cross; it began in his straw bed, and continued through to the cross, all for our redemption.” O Come Let Us Adore Him, Paul David Tripp Christmas is much more beautiful today than Mary and Joseph could have ever imagined. Their first Christmas was much messier and…
A Battle of Wills!!
Jesus taught us to pray, “Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Your Kingdom Come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Jesus not only prayed this prayer, and taught us to pray, but He actually lived this prayer out. Paul David Tripp in Day 14 of O Come Let…
The Story of God and the Story of Us
History marched toward his birth; that baby marched towards his death, all so grace would march, with life and hope into our lives. O Come Let Us Adore Him, Paul David Tripp I love how Paul David Tripp reminds us today that the Bible is not a selection of isolated stories and events. It is…
Do You Need the Vaccine?
COVID19 has completely altered our lives for the last 9 months, and doesn’t seem to have quite run out of steam. Infections are on the rise, death tolls mount, and we still have many opinions about how we should respond? Do we stay inside to keep from possibly harming another person? Or do we continue…
Who is on the throne?
The baby in a manger came as a Conquering King to dethrone us and then to enthrone himself in our hearts and lives forever and ever. ~ O Come Let Us Adore Him, Paul David Tripp Who is the boss? Who is in charge? That is the real question for each of us. As people,…
Oh What a Savior!
The Christmas story ultimately shows that the hope of the universe is a PERSON. ~ Paul David Tripp, O Come Let Us Adore Him Are you good at giving presents? Some people have a knack for gift giving. They seem to be creative and always able to discover something so perfect to give to their…