The world defines peace as the absence of troubles or problems. Basically, it is avoiding unpleasant situations. The world’s peace is situational. The peace Christ gives is quite different. It provides for us the absence of fear and anxiety. The peace of Jesus seeks the highest good for our lives. It is rooted in our […]Read more "Perfect Peace"
Sometimes I think people see the baby in the Manger and believe that is the end of the story. If that is all we see, we have missed the point. The baby Jesus is the “kick off” of God’s redemptive plan for humanity. Next, comes the cross and Jesus’s death on our behalf. He took […]Read more "Beyond the Manger"
I find it beautiful when Isaiah prophesies , “A child is born to us, a son is given to us”. The long awaited Messiah, the Savior, was born for us. The arrival of Jesus was and is personal. He came, was born in the same manner we were. Unlike us, He lived a flawless life. […]Read more "Unto You"
When I hear the word “tradition”, I immediately hear my Dad singing the “Fiddler on the Roof” song. Just thinking about traditions brings a smile to my face. I value traditions. They create family memories and allow a level of excited anticipation, as we know the predictable fun that lies ahead. Christmas is ripe with […]Read more "Moment with Traditions"
As a mother, I am drawn to this verse written by Luke. If I were completely honest, I would tell you that I did not even notice it until my first child was born. Sixteen years ago, I was holding my 8 month old Hannah and reading my Bible, when these words literally jumped right […]Read more "Moments With Mary"
I am one of those people who find joy in many things, yet, I have my favorites. My favorite things always bring a smile to my face and excitement to my heart. I love to share them with family, friends, and folks I meet. So, I thought I would share some of them with you. […]Read more "My 12 Days of Christmas"
I recall hearing the Christmas story as a child and feeling indignation at the fact that there was no room in the inn for Jesus and his parents. How could there be no room for God’s Son? It felt so wrong to 7 year old me. Yet, when I ponder this, I realize that in […]Read more "Make Room"