THEY Got to See Him First?!

Shepherds

What do you think you would have felt like if you had seen the shepherds that first day-after-Christmas morning, ranting and raving about angels and babies and miraculous happenings? You might have felt some awe, maybe some curiosity, maybe even a little bit of doubt at their story (ok, more realistically, a lot of doubt … [See more…]

Before Bethlehem

Nativity Scene

Other than the whole miraculous conception, angel-announced-pregnancy thing, those middle sections of the Christmas story were just like any other woman’s pregnancy. Although she had to be in utter awe of the fact that the baby kicking around inside her was God Himself, Mary still did carry Him for 9 months. Like other babies, Jesus … [See more…]

8 Ways to Find Time to Read Your Bible

Life is crazy. Life is busy. No matter what stage of life you are in, there is always something vying for your time. For me, those contenders are cleaning, homework, writing, working,…  Things end up getting smooshed into a few hurried seconds, or else are completely forgotten. That includes my time in God’s Word. Unfortunately, … [See more…]

Un-Redefining Worship

worship

“Will everyone please stand for worship?” a man at the front says to the crowd. With shuffling pages and a bit of whispering, everyone stands up. Some music starts and the focus shifts at the sound. At just the right time, everyone joins in singing. It’s one of those beautifully captivating moments for this church. … [See more…]