Tag Archives: Christmas

Rest in the Lord

A verse that keeps coming to mind lately is My soul finds rest in God alone (Psalm 62:1 NIV 1984). God reminded me of this verse because I’ve been facing situations that seem impossible to resolve. I see loved ones … Continue reading

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That’s Why He Came

I confess on some past Christmases I have given in to sadness. Celebrating has seemed difficult. There are two reasons for this. One has been because I have been facing difficult times during the Christmas season. Life wasn’t going according to my … Continue reading

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Free To Be Generous

During the Christmas season I sometimes have a nagging fear. I’m afraid of appearing stingy—of not being generous enough with my gift-giving. Lately as I’ve been contemplating this, I realized that Jesus’ generosity was rarely centered on tangibles, although He … Continue reading

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Be Still

“Be still works miracles” I read on the sign at a church near my home during my early morning walk. As I walked closer I saw that I had misread. The sign said, “He still works miracles.” What the sign … Continue reading

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Glory to God in the Highest

Often I have a hard time keeping my eyes on God during the Christmas season and even on Christmas day. It’s easy to get distracted by shopping and decorating and gifts and food-buying and preparation and the Christmas tree and and so many other trivial … Continue reading

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Immanuel: God With Us

During this Christmas season I once again marvel at the truth presented in this Bible verse: “…and they will call him Immanuel” which means “God with us.” Matthew 1:23 NIV  Too often I take this truth for granted. And I forget to meditate on the wonder of … Continue reading

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Guaranteed Peace

Recently someone lashed out at me in a mean way. Cruel words led me to cry, which I don’t often do. Despite my tears, I felt minimal anger toward this person, and there was no return of bitterness–something I had had in our … Continue reading

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