12 words till Christmas · Advent · Christmas · Gifts · Love

Christmas… one more word… love…

Love…The Word wrapped up in the manger…is the greatest expression of God’s love…for the one’s He created…In this the love of God was made manifest among us,that God sent his only Son in the world, so that we might live through him.1 John 4:8 ESVEven though we rebelled…and broke everything…He made the way through Jesus…for…… Continue reading Christmas… one more word… love…

12 words till Christmas · Advent · Salvation · Scandalous

5 words till Christmas… scandalous…

Scandalous… an Advent word… you may not have associated with Christmas… but it’s there…Beginning with Mary…and the scandal of a pregnant “virgin”…immaculate conception…Right…! Who was buying that one…Well… her fiance did…Joseph went right on and married her…the scandal being one of two…the baby was his…or he was an idiot…!This little scandal in the community was remembered…… Continue reading 5 words till Christmas… scandalous…

12 words till Christmas · Advent · Shelter · Sin

6 words till Christmas… shelter…

The word comes today… and I wonder…Is that a Christmas word…?shelter…?shelter… something that covers or affords protection… a position or the state of being covered and protected…—Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Ed. I consider the Christmas story… and find some seeking shelter…Elizabeth took shelter in her home after becoming pregnant…After these days his wife Elizabeth conceived, and…… Continue reading 6 words till Christmas… shelter…

12 words till Christmas · Advent · Journeying

7 words till Christmas… journey…

Another day closer to Christmas…another word…journey…I happened to finish a journey today…a journey through the Bible in three years…a Sunday school class…one I started by faith… well… three years ago…A journey started with five…we lost a couple along the way…so three of us finished together…At the end of a journey there is joy…a sense of…… Continue reading 7 words till Christmas… journey…

12 words till Christmas · Advent · Second Coming · Waiting

8 words till Christmas… wait…

With 8 days till Christmas…the word is wait…I wait for words to be revealed…and online orders to arrive…I’m even waiting for a Christmas tree…I finally broke down… gave in…and ordered an artificial tree…Wait… an Advent word…a season of waiting the arrival of a certain time…The Israelites waited centuries… for the Messiah…beginning with Adam and Eve…The…… Continue reading 8 words till Christmas… wait…

Advent · Daily · Lessons · Preparing

lessons… from advent… part 2…

It started yesterday…the explaining of the one big Advent lesson…and continues today…Advent is a state of heart…The songs of Behold the Lamb of God…specifically… A Labor of Love…and the personal practice of daily communion…brought me to this understanding of Advent…The kind we do at Christmas…just four-ish weeks out of the year…preparing for a thing already…… Continue reading lessons… from advent… part 2…