The Best Gift of All

Christmas Eve is almost here. Parties are happening. Gifts are being wrapped. Family is over for meals and fun. Cookies are being baked. It's one of my favorite times of year! As a kid, my favorite part was always going to our church's candlelight service, singing carols, and then we got to pick one gift … Continue reading The Best Gift of All

You Will Never Believe What We Saw

Have you ever had that one friend who is constantly telling you stories that you just have a hard time believing? The truth seems to be stretched just a little too much? I know I can be so skeptical without seeing something with my own eyes. In the Christmas story, there are some friends like … Continue reading You Will Never Believe What We Saw

Trusting God…Even When It Doesn’t Make Sense

There are times that I struggle to believe in God's promises. I see things going a different way, and I begin to lose hope immediately. I think this comes from our instant gratification society. I want the answered prayer now...not in 2 years, 2 months, or even 2 weeks! Zechariah and his wife, Elizabeth, had … Continue reading Trusting God…Even When It Doesn’t Make Sense

An Invitation To Something Deeper

This time of year brings up a lot of emotions, and for some, it's longing, this deep hope that there's something more. People long for something more than Christmas gifts, time with family or friends, and just stuff. All the advertisers want us to believe that we can fulfill any longing we have with their … Continue reading An Invitation To Something Deeper

Families and the Christmas Story

Families...many mixed emotions can come to the surface when someone mentions that one word. Some families are healthy and strong, while others might just be a mess. Every family is different, though most usually have 1 or 2 where family members can only shake their heads..."oh crazy Aunt Sue...". As we look at the Christmas … Continue reading Families and the Christmas Story

Not Allowing Bitterness To Enter

Mary was not the only one that played a key role in the story of Christmas. Elizabeth, her cousin, played an important role as the mother of John the Baptist, who would foretell the coming of Jesus. Elizabeth was not your typical mother. We learned in Luke 1 that she was much older when she … Continue reading Not Allowing Bitterness To Enter