December 24, 2020 Luke 2:1-14 Like many people, I grew up watching A Charlie Brown Christmas. It was a staple for the season and one that my family looked forward to watching again and again. As I reflect on that time in my early childhood, it was also probably the first time I… Continue reading Hope Born on Christmas
December 24, 2018 Christmas Eve Luke 2:1-20 This evening we are ushered into the great story of Christmas. Luke welcomes us into the story by sharing what it was like in “those days.” Time was tracked by the time of the current ruler, as in Jesus’ case, it was Emperor Augustus. It would be like… Continue reading Love Drawn Here
December 24, 2017 Christmas Eve Luke 2:1-20, Titus 2:11-14 Birth is messy! For those of you that have had children, you will know what I mean. Of course, you have the literal mess from the birth itself. There is also the mess that comes with the total reorganization of lives that have been completely changed… Continue reading The Grace of God has Appeared
December 10, 2017 Mark 1:1-8 At some point in all of our lives, there is a longing that resides within us and it can be hard to name. We know that something is calling us to greater things, but we are not sure what it may be. The longing can take on the form of… Continue reading Longing in the Wilderness
December 24, 2016 Luke 2:1-20 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all (Titus 2:11). Amen Who among us does not love a wonderful homecoming story? Books are written about them. Movies are made. Songs are sung. Many revolve around the Christmas season. You could have turned on the Hallmark Channel this… Continue reading God Comes Home to Us!
Luke 2:1-2 Grace and Peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ. Christmas Eve is not just another day! I am sure that each and everyone of us has some memory of Christmas Eve pasts, either good or unfortunately sometimes bad. This evening we are all together in one place for… Continue reading To You is Born This Day
I have enjoyed sharing with all of you the daily devotional during the Advent Season. May God Bless you and your family this Christmas Season. As we prepare to enter the New Year may God continue to shine a light through any darkness and be a beacon of hope.
Titus 2:11-14 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all, training us to renounce impiety and worldly passions, and in the present age to live lives that are self-controlled, upright, and godly, while we wait for the blessed hope and the manifestation of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ. He it… Continue reading Christmas Eve Devotion
2 Peter 1:16-18 For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we had been eyewitnesses of his majesty. For he received honor and glory from God the Father when that voice was conveyed to him by the Majestic Glory, saying,… Continue reading Advent Devotions December 23
Luke 1:39-55 Grace and Peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ. After a few weeks of waiting and preparations we are getting ever closer to Christmas. In just a few short days we will be celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas Eve. In the meantime, many of us… Continue reading Singing our Faith