“‘But, Lord…’ is an oxymoron, isn’t it? It’s a contradiction in terms, because if Jesus is Lord, then we say, ‘Yes, Sir,’ not, ‘But, Lord.'”– Anne Graham Lotz, Why? Trusting God When You Don’t Understand (2004)
No matter how dire you believe your situation may be, please know, there is no need to be weary and burdened.
Jesus, our savior, is waiting – His arms wide open – ready to hold you. Two thousand years ago Jesus stepped down from His throne in heaven to walk amongst us, His beloved children, so that we may have a relationship with Him.
Jesus came to show us The Way, that mankind need not despair.Continue reading
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.Continue reading
“O Holy Night” is perhaps the most sung holiday carol every Christmas season. Its origin is French, dating from 1843, then translated to English in 1855.
Each stanza brings to life the wondrous event, the miraculous birth of our savior on one holy night; Jesus, the savior of the world. An event so glorious that earth knew to rejoice for sin no longer would bind us, for souls no longer would feel contempt.Continue reading
Through the years, it’s sad to say, my Christmas celebratory group has grown smaller. However, my expansion of understanding the true meaning of Christmas has been a blessing. Don’t get me wrong, all the partying and gifts are a welcome part of this year’s celebration. It’s more that over the years I’ve grown in Christ, studying and believing more of what Jesus, our Gift from God, means to me.
What a blessing to spend this holiday with those I love…my husband, pregnant daughter, son-in-law, their 8 month old daughter, and family in-laws. As much as I’d like, it doesn’t always happen this way.Continue reading
It’s easy to get caught up in gift giving and celebratory events during Christmas; but let’s not forget what the holiday commemorates.
Many songs are written in celebration of Christ’s birth. One in particular is “The Little Drummer Boy” (originally “Carol of the Drum“). A beloved Christmas song written in 1941 by American composer Katherine Kennicott Davis, it was first recorded in 1951 by the Trapp Family Singers.
The simple lyrics explain the heartache of a poor boy, when invited to meet baby Jesus thought, “I have no gift to bring that’s fit to give our King.”
That young boy then offered the King the only thing he had…himself.
Picture the scene as it unfolds before the Christ child:Continue reading
In all seasons, both prosperous times and times of struggle, we are to give thanks to our LORD.
The mid-term election is over. Men and women – candidates from every state – declared what they stood for and what they would do to improve our country…they all made promises.
We Americans, after looking for truth in those declarations made by the candidates, voted for who we thought would best serve our nation.
Will their political promises be kept? Track records reveal political promises made before elections have not always been kept after the election is finalized. Promises made…but unkept…indicate trust was broken. For any nation to succeed it must have trust in Someone…Someone who is fully truthful…
As Election 2022 comes to pass may we remember to praise His holy name, praise God for the nation He has given us to grow and abound in His presence. Praise Him for past and present leaders and for our 2023 leaders forthcoming for “he deposes kings and raises up others” as He chooses. Praise Him in advance for giving us wisdom to select our leaders just as He did Moses and the Eleven.
Americans, 64% of which proclaim to be Christian, can change the negative road our nation is traveling on in this next election.
Since the beauty of Jesus’ resurrection, Christianity continues to expand beyond the walls of Jerusalem. Today, one-third of the world declares themselves Christian. In America that number is higher. According to a 2020 census on religion by the Public Religious Research Institute 70% of Americans claim themselves to be Christian…a follower of Christ.
America, this statistic can redeem our country! God gives Christians all power in Jesus’ name so through Jesus we can call to Him for healing.Continue reading