Monthly Archives: December 2016

Cantique de Noel

I hope you’ll allow me a “re-run” on Christmas Day!  Hopefully, it’s a story worth reading again…  Merry Christmas everyone!  Dave At the age of 8, he lost a hand to a shotgun accident.  As a result, he turned his … Continue reading

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God’s Surprising Choices

With Christmas rapidly approaching, I’ve been pondering the circumstances surrounding Christ’s birth.  Honestly, if we had been in charge of Jesus’ ‘Public Relations’ campaign, we wouldn’t have come up with the plan God chose. Instead of a multimedia blitz announcing … Continue reading

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Nothing

“Why?” is perhaps the most common question God hears from His children. A distant second might be, “How?” That was certainly Mary’s honest question when Gabriel announced, “Mary – you’re going to have a baby and He will be the … Continue reading

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Light of the World

Not long ago, we looked at the tradition of hanging stockings during the Christmas season.  Today, I’d like to spend a moment thinking about perhaps the grand-daddy of all traditions – the Christmas tree. According to various reports, the first … Continue reading

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Orphans and Angels

It’s not among the more popular Christmas carols any longer, but it was one of my mom’s favorites.  I found the back story of its writer, James Montgomery, fascinating. When he was only 5, Montgomery’s parents left him in a … Continue reading

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Fish Guts

The command was the same both times – “Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach…” (Jonah 1:2, 3:2). The first time, Jonah refused.  Instead he ran as far from God and Nineveh as possible. The second time, however, “Jonah … Continue reading

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The Cradle and the Cross

It’s the middle of December, and my quiet time has me in 1 John, where I came across this, “This is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice … Continue reading

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