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December 21: A Christmas Kiss

For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace. Romans 6:14 (KJV) After Thanksgiving, our family decks the house with Christmas décor. The warmth of Christmas Past permeates as each box is opened. As we continue to unpack, snickering fills the room as we realize someone is […]

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December 20: For Herself

…from you shall come a ruler who will shepherd my people. Matthew 2:6 (ESV) As the Christmas holiday began to close in, all the distractions of the season couldn’t calm her aching heart. Sue longed for connection with a husband who struggled under immense burdens — business problems, looming payroll, and college bills for two children. […]

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December 19: Come to Me, Lord

Elizabeth gave a glad cry and exclaimed to Mary, “God has blessed you above all women, and your child is blessed. Why am I so honored, that the mother of my Lord should visit me? When I heard your greeting, the baby in my womb jumped for joy. You are blessed because you believed that […]

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December 18: Happy Birthday Jesus

And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus. Luke 1:31 (KJV) The season had been filled with the hustle and bustle this time of year always brought. We spent our time buying presents, baking cookies and going to parties. I had little time to go […]

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December 17: If He Did Not Come

Today in the town of David, a Savior has been born to you. He is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11(NIRV) It was a yearly challenge, trying to arrange our schedules to go home for Christmas. With three children cramped into an old Datsun station wagon, the trip from Texas to Ohio presented a formidable task. To […]

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December 16: Come! Kneel Here, Mommy!

“Come to me all who labor, and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 (ESV) Our other children potty trained long before now. At four, still practically wordless, my darling, healthy daughter remained a mystery. If only, on Christmas morning, I could unwrap all that lay hidden inside this little angel […]

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December 15: Come, Worship My Son!

And when He again brings the firstborn into the world, He says, “And let all the angels of God worship Him.” Hebrews 1:6 (NASB) Imagining the humble beginnings of the glorious Son of God enters my mind as I ponder the Almighty Father bringing the Firstborn into the world. The travel-weary, expectant couple settles uncomfortably […]

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December 14: God of Peace

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6 (NIV) I lay in a fetal position upon the ground, muscles torpid and immobile. Agony and adrenaline burned throughout my body like a raging fire as I struggled to maintain consciousness against […]

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December 13: In Glorious Anticipation of His Coming

At that time people will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. Mark 13:26 (NIV) Christmas morning 1949, my siblings tiptoed down the creaky wooden stairs of the old farmhouse while I, at only one-week-old, slept soundly in my crib. Five-year-old Virginia led the way with three-year-old Rodney close […]

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December 12: Blended Family

I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.     Phil. 4:12 (NIV) Growing up, celebrations in the homes of […]

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