Breaking in · Christmas · Expectations · Wonder

what have we done to Christmas…?

What have we done to Christmas…?  The question came to mind after reflecting on Friday… filtering through all I heard at the book signing… I wonder if what I wrote will meet expectations… The devotionals are not about family traditions… or favorite recipes… or even past Christmas memories… The devotionals are about Jesus… taking the…… Continue reading what have we done to Christmas…?

Christmas · New Year · Wonder

a recommended read… to keep Christmas in your heart…

Christmas…we put a lot of time and energy into the surface elements…gifts…decorating…parties…dressing just right…but what about the heart…?In the midst of Advent… a book came to my attention…a small book by Timothy Keller…I’m still reading it… not quite finished… but Wow…!Hidden Christmas… The Surprising Truth Behind the Birth of Christ…Every year after Christmas… I long to…… Continue reading a recommended read… to keep Christmas in your heart…

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…

Christmas · The Journey

The Journey Readings: Week 150… and… approaching advent…

Approaching Advent… just two weeks away…we’re about to enter the season of Christmas…Last week’s readings gave us an opportunity to remember why He came…what lay ahead for the Babe in the manger…Two others, who were criminals, were led awayto be put to death with him. And when they came to the placethat is called The…… Continue reading The Journey Readings: Week 150… and… approaching advent…