Tag Archives: Christmas

the day after

We’re in the days after Christmas. People have returned to work, the shine of the lights has dimmed, the clutter of torn paper has been collected into the trash cans, the special dishes have been put away. Tablecloths have been soaked to … Continue reading

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home

This time of year effects our hearts like no other, when it comes to that word, home.  It can bring us to tears, remind us of silly stories, sweet memories, and dear ones now passed on. For me, it is seems … Continue reading

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the promise

Playing The Promise by Michael Card during the Christmas season was one of the sweet traditions my mom started when I was in college.  Michael Card’s lyrics were rooted deeply in Scripture drawing the listener into a reflective, insightful view of … Continue reading

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Merry Morn

I have been awake for a couple hours now and find my spirit content, which usually means I begin humming.  Today’s hymn of choice, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.” I love the verses of this hymn, the simplicity of the … Continue reading

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My grown up Christmas List

This year is not something I want to repeat. But there are nuggets I’d be glad to treasure each day. As a nation and a world, we’ve seen horrible violence, natural disasters, and untold heartache. It makes me ache for … Continue reading

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ears and eyes

Give ear to my words, O Lord; give heed to my sighing. Listen to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to you I pray. O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice; in the … Continue reading

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Courage anyway

Poor Joseph.  He is so often a supporting character to the Christmas story when he should be seen as the one of the main characters.  Joseph had every right, according to Jewish law, to surrender Mary to be stoned to death … Continue reading

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Love came down

It is less than ten days until Christmas.  I don’t feel particularly “Christmas-y” this year– there is no snow on the ground, I haven’t watched my annual Christmas movies, or even gone Christmas shopping.  I don’t feel like Ebenezer Scrooge, … Continue reading

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unwrapped

In John 11 Jesus learns that His dear friend, Lazarus is ill.  Instead of going to his side, Jesus continues doing ministry with his disciples.  Finally the word comes that Lazarus has died.  Jesus tells His disciples it’s time to … Continue reading

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Lights

‘Tis the Season for lights to shine brightly on trees, trimming houses, shining through windows at night. I love the imagery as it reminds us of the Star of David that shone on Bethlehem so many years ago, beckoning a … Continue reading

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