Monthly Archives: December 2018

Silent and Holy

Today marks its 200th birthday.  It was born on Christmas Eve, 1818 in Oberndorf, Austria to “parents” Josef Mohr and Franz Gruber.  The story is told that on the 23rd of December, a traveling group of actors was presenting a … Continue reading

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Great Joy

The arrival of Christ is a reason for great joy among all who believe! (To receive these free daily devotions via email, subscribe at:  http://www.theteachableheart.com/blogs—daily-devotions.html. For more information about the ministry, or to order the devotional books, visit:  http://www.theteachableheart.com/books.html).  

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The Radiance

It’s not traditionally considered a “Christmas verse,” yet as I read it during the week leading up to Christmas it sure seemed to fit! The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by … Continue reading

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Real Mercy

She was walking her dog when we met.  She approached me while I was digging for a coin I’d found with my metal detector.  Like many, she asked me what I was hunting for.  As had become my standard response, … Continue reading

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The Reason

We hear it frequently during this time of year – Jesus is the Reason for the Season – and certainly it’s true.  But, I wonder if simply saying those words is enough.  If we were to approach a friend and … Continue reading

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The Little Drummer Boy

Every Christmas Eve as a child my family went to Midnight Mass.  For many years we helped provide the music during the service, and one of the songs we did was “The Little Drummer Boy” – in part because my … Continue reading

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Give and Receive

It was an innocent question. During a business meeting one night, a congregant was studying the church’s budget.  Seeing entries for children’s ministry, youth ministry, and women’s ministry, he noticed nothing similar for men.  So, he asked, “Why is there … Continue reading

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