At Christmastime, we talk and sing about a lot of things such as angels, shepherds, Mary, Joseph, the census, Bethlehem, the stable, the star, gifts, presents, snow, children, family (breathe).... and the baby. But I wonder sometimes if we are really grasping the point of Christmas. I lead worship at my Church. As I began …
God's unexpected vessels The Girl It all started with Mary, a seemingly insignificant, teenaged girl. She was probably just minding her own business when one day the angel, Gabriel came to her. He told her she would become pregnant by the Holy Spirit, and that she would give birth to the Savior of the world. …
"Giving gifts, receiving gifts, encouraging people, getting together with friends, going to Church, spending time with family- it’s all good- but ultimately and simply, the true essence of the celebration of Christmas is to give God praise. As we do this, we please Him and then He bestows upon us the blessing of His powerful peace."
"Blessings everywhere! From the clerks at stores to people on facebook, the generous blessings of the spoken word are flying out of our mouths with frequency unmatched at any other time of the year."
A lifetime of asking, and a lifetime of disappointment. Sound familiar? Sometimes we think God has forgotten us or isn't listening to our prayers. After a while, we may think it's way past possible to have our request... BUT GOD.
Lately, I’ve been blessed. Everywhere I turn, I’m receiving favor in one way or another. I can’t explain it; I don’t understand it; I did nothing to deserve it.
"Jesus' sacrifice made mercy a legal option that satisfied the Law of God."