Monthly Archives: December 2014

Christmas Happens

Christmas happens. More importantly, Christmas happened. It’s the promise of restoration for a broken world. It’s hope for the hopeless. It’s forgiveness for the sinner. And it’s basis for our faith. I’m so thankful for that.
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It’s the Hap Happiest Season of All?

The truth is, on that first Christmas, as Christ entered the world, He was coming to a dark, broken, hurting, and scary world. His arrival is the thing that brings the beauty and the hope. Our world is still broken and we’re still hurting, but by His grace we are promised a time that will truly be the “hap happiest season of all.” Now that’s something to celebrate! Continue reading

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A Foretaste

As Christ followers, there is a sheer joy when the things of this world start to make sense in light of the world to come. Jesus promises to light our path, to find us, and to feed us from living waters. He does it all so that one Christmas we’ll be with him singing alongside the angels the song they shouted to the shepherds so long ago. But, today, we get to celebrate with little hints of that glorious tomorrow. Continue reading

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The Lamb

nd he was born a newborn, because to the Father, in spite of what we know about ourselves, and with full view of our flaws, failures and daily struggles, amazingly and beautifully, to Him, we are precious – we are the beloved lambs He loves. Continue reading

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I Need A Silent Night

God who is ever so faithful met me right where I was. The music filled my car with His compassion and understanding. He knew just what I was feeling and what I needed. This was not a song that often played or that I was familiar with, which made it even more remarkable. Continue reading

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A Heavenly Contrast

So let us remember that the very one who the heavens rejoiced over has taken residence in his people. That in the cold, dark and what may at times seem hopeless experience of life on this earth our Emmanuel is here. Rejoice! Continue reading

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Pray as You Go

I’ve always envied people who could get up early in the morning to pray and read scripture. Listening to God and speaking to him seems like a great way to start the day – but whenever I try it I end up tired and distracted. Continue reading

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That’s Pretty Cool

“I think it’s pretty cool how God sent his son to earth the way he did. I mean, it’s pretty rough being born in a manger like that, and here he is, the King of Kings, coming to this world to save us, and he chose to come in such an un-kingly way. And all that just so that we would know we can relate to him, cause he was a kid once too. And all that before he died for me. I just think that’s pretty cool.” Continue reading

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Where’s My Joy?

It’s there we find our joy. It’s not in our circumstances, in the events of our lives both in and out of our control. No, our joy is found as we in faith anchor ourselves to Jesus. In faith, believing that our circumstances, struggles and pain are not the final word or the end of the story. Continue reading

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An Advent Tradition

In the Advent season we remind ourselves of what it must have felt like to wait for Jesus to arrive 2,000 years ago – the anticipation in His coming, the discouragement in the waiting, and the joy in His arrival. In Advent we look back, but we also look forward. We look forward to the hope that this is not the end of the story. Continue reading

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