Monthly Archives: December 2012

Looking Back

I once thought these things were valuable, but now I consider them worthless because of what Christ has done.  Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. – Philippians 3:7-8 This … Continue reading

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What Really Matters?

I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding.  For I want you to understand what really matters…  – Philippians 1:9-10a Growing is often painful.  Learning too frequently … Continue reading

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It’s a Wonderful Christ

The people who walk in darkness will see a bright light. The light will shine on those who live in the land of death’s shadow.– Isaiah 9:2 The holiday movie classic “It’s a Wonderful Life,” is the story of man … Continue reading

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Making a Difference

For the sin of this one man, Adam, caused death to rule over many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and His gift of righteousness, for all who receive it will live in triumph over sin and death through … Continue reading

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Picture Perfect?

Then young women will dance and be glad, young men and old as well. I will turn their mourning into gladness;  I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow. – Jeremiah 31:13 Expectations of a “perfect” Christmas are … Continue reading

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Christmas Joy – Real Joy

As the shepherds returned to their flock, they glorified and praised God for everything they had seen and heard. – Luke 2:20 How many times have celebration preparations, customs and traditions, drowned out the joy?  How many brides have reached … Continue reading

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The Gift of Forgiveness

So if you are offering your gift at the altar and remember there that another believer has something against you, leave your gift at the altar. First go away and make peace with that person. Then come back and offer … Continue reading

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The Gift of Love

When they entered the house, they saw the Child with His mother Mary. So they bowed down and worshiped Him. Then they opened their treasure chests and offered Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. – Matthew 2:11 Everyone loves … Continue reading

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What Will You Find at the Manger?

The angels left them and went back to heaven. The shepherds said to each other, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see what the Lord has told us about.” – Luke 2:15 The shepherds received the invitation, not doubting their senses … Continue reading

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Here is Your Invitation

Shepherds were in the fields near Bethlehem. They were taking turns watching their flock during the night.  An angel from the Lord suddenly appeared to them.- Luke 2:8-9 Preparations had been made for a thousand years. The party was planned, … Continue reading

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