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How to have God’s Favor Rest on Us this Christmas

Imagine that you hear it, maybe ever so softly, the sound of the angels singing in Bethlehem, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests (Luke 2:14)! 462 more words


The Infant Christ and New Possibilities for Holiness!

One of my patients with hospice collects nativity scenes. Although she told me that in her prime, she would display 90 nativity scenes during the Christmas holidays, now she only had about 10 in her apartment. 377 more words

Skills For The Disciple

Work, Work, Work!

Somehow I managed to write a Newswithviews column today, but there’s still a mountain of work to clear away. Patty ordered a new stove, I got her car washed–our neighbor thought we’d bought a whole new car, that’s how dirty it was–and we found a new mechanic for it. 119 more words

An Advent Prayer for those who are struggling...

Father God, we want to praise you for being who you are. You are good, you are kind, and you are not only a strong presence we can count on, but… 782 more words


Are you ready for Christmas?

The calendar had barely flipped past November when I started getting the question.

“Are you ready for Christmas?”

Translation:  “Do you have all your Christmas presents purchased and wrapped, your house impeccably decorated, 100 Christmas cards sent, dozens of cookies baked from scratch, and holiday family gathering plans finalized?” 862 more words


Advent Day 13: What Did You Say?

Reading: Luke 1 verses 26 – 38

Thought: I don’t know how you react if you’re startled or surprised. My most likely response is to jump and, quite possibly scream! 385 more words

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Wishing You Blessings at Christmas!

It is a very cold day here.  I am very happy to be sipping coffee inside. I still have shopping to do, but I have decided to procrastinate for a bit so I can write this. 170 more words

Merry Christmas!