Category Archives: Christmas

Time With Jesus

This morning I am relishing the thought of spending this entire day AT HOME. Not since Thanksgiving have I spent a whole day in the comfort and safety of home. I’ve been anticipating this day with great joy, and I … Continue reading

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Shattered Ornaments and Broken Hearts

I wholeheartedly believe this truly is the most wonderful time of the year! Colorful strings of lights transform the ordinary home into a merry gingerbread house. Spicy smells and sweet treats tempt and delight. Personal stockings are hung and awaiting … Continue reading

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Writing On a Clean Slate

The hustle and bustle of Christmas 2014 has officially passed. The memories and moments remain forever hidden within my heart — isn’t God good? 🙂 This morning I had nothing pressing to do. Nothing, wow. I have the day off … Continue reading

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A Star and A Scepter

In this season of Advent, I am reading through the book of Numbers. Not very Christmas-y, I’m afraid. So imagine my surprise when I stumbled upon prophecy regarding the coming of the Messiah, Jesus, in chapter 24. “So he took … Continue reading

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Where Is Your Joy?

I heard a snippet on a Christian radio station this morning that stopped me in my tracks. The speaker was discussing the history and meaning of Advent. It was all quite interesting. Our family has always celebrated Advent– it is … Continue reading

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In My Daddy’s Arms

Their voices. Whispered secrets. Bold insinuations. The look – right through me – as though I don’t exist. Or worse yet, the other look – as though I were something foul they just scraped off their shoe. Silence greets me … Continue reading

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They Forsook All and Followed

“So it was, as the multitude pressed about Him to hear the word of God, that He stood by the Lake of Gennesaret, and saw two boats standing by the lake; but the fishermen had gone from them and were … Continue reading

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