Month: December 2017

Christmas Eve Reflections

Merry Christmas! I hope you are reading this blog with a happy heart as you celebrate the miraculous arrival of our Lord! What incredible good news we have to share with the world!

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Sometimes this message seems so incredible it is almost scary. The shepherds definitely felt afraid when they first heard of Jesus’ birth through the angels. It was so incredible, so supernatural, so beyond them.

Luke 2:9 “An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.” read more

Glory, Peace & Favor- Advent Thoughts 2

This time of year can be a bit stressful. We have so much to do, we sometimes miss the glory of what God is doing. We look right past it. We see but don’t see.

For me, the end of the year is a time when I look back on the past year. This past week I’ve been busy writing end of year reports, comparing data, making sure everything is properly accounted for. This season can also be a busy time with parties, events, gifts to buy, sermons/messages to prepare, family visiting, guests coming by, etc. read more

Give the “Best Jesus presents” in 2017!

It’s His birthday that we celebrate each year on December 25th, right? He should definitely be given a birthday gift. The question is what? What do you give to the One who made it all? What would really make His birthday a party in Heaven?

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In Luke 15, we find three very similar stories; the Lost Sheep, the Lost Coin, and the Lost Son. Each of these stories ends with a description of what happens in Heaven when even one person repents. Can you imagine the party in heaven if 50 people repented? What if it was a hundred? Or 500? That would be a pretty big angelic celebration! I can imagine Jesus joining right in the dance! Woohoo! My beloved ones have come home! read more