Don’t Keep Him There

And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man. (Luke 2:52 NIV) Nativity scenes are great visual reminders of the Christmas story. But as beautiful as the nativity story is I’m thankful that Jesus didn’t remain a baby in a manger. Sadly, there are people who like to keep HimContinue reading “Don’t Keep Him There”

Don’t Forget the Birthday Boy

Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. (Luke 2:11 NIV) I was really looking forward to my birthday a few years ago. I was turning 30, a huge milestone, especially for a Christian girl like me who had read about the amazing storiesContinue reading “Don’t Forget the Birthday Boy”

God Knew You Could Handle It

For those of you who ever wondered what the boy Jesus was like, the movie, The Young Messiah, will give you a glimpse of His childhood and the joys and struggles that Mary and Joseph faced of raising an exceptional child. As Jesus grows and His power becomes known to others, Mary asks Joseph, “WhyContinue reading “God Knew You Could Handle It”

The Meaning Behind His Name

“She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:21 NIV) The meaning of names fascinates me. In Bible times, names signified an individual’s character, function or destiny, and I believe they still do. When the birth ofContinue reading “The Meaning Behind His Name”

No Word From God Will Ever Fail

The angel said to him: “Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to give him the name John…Zechariah asked the angel, “How can I be sure of this? I am an old man and my wife is well along in years.”Continue reading “No Word From God Will Ever Fail”

Are You Checking Your List?

“This is what God does. He gives his best—the sun to warm and the rain to nourish—to everyone, regardless: the good and bad, the nice and nasty.” (Matthew 5:45 MSG) “He’s making a list, and checking it twice; gonna find out who’s naughty and nice. Santa Claus is coming to town.” So goes the traditionalContinue reading “Are You Checking Your List?”