Our job as Christians isn't to bring on world peace; it's to shine as lights of hope in the darkness so others can see the love and peace of God in us. But we can't do that if we're easily provoked into heated arguments over Scripture or self-driven to tell someone about Jesus who doesn't … Continue reading Honey or Vinegar
As we look back on this year, many of us are burdened by the guilt of not doing what we'd promised to do. And as we look ahead to the new year, we're encouraged to make new resolutions and stand in the promises we'll make to ourselves. But as God's children, our focus should be … Continue reading What Can I Do?
When the angel told the shepherds that their Savior had been born, they rejoiced and then went to the barn and saw Jesus lying in the manger. They worshiped the baby because they knew that He was God's Son, their Messiah, who would save them from their sins and rule over them as King. And … Continue reading It’s Not Business as Usual
MERRY CHRISTMAS to all my friends! Today, we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and today we rejoice because Jesus saved us from our sins! Have a very blessed and Merry Christmas, everyone! For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; And the government will be … Continue reading MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Do you know the good news that the angel gave to the shepherds that starry night so many years ago? He told them that God's promise to save them from their sins was about to be fulfilled, that Mary was going to give birth to God's Son, the promised Savior! The shepherds rejoiced because they … Continue reading Do You Know?
The world should rejoice over the birth of Jesus, the Son of God who left His throne in Heaven to come to earth and die for their sins. But it's blinded by deception and can't see that Jesus made way for peace and joy, and so it strives for life in its own way. However, … Continue reading Joy to the World!
This poem is my version of the original prose, “Twas the Night Before Christmas” that was acclaimed to have been written by Clement Clarke Moore in 1837. I take no credit for the style, nor for the words that have been versed to give God the glory for His amazing gift of Jesus. He came … Continue reading The Night Before Christmas
We have so much to be thankful for, and it all begins with Christmas! Jesus wasn't actually born on December 25th but in the early spring when all the baby lambs were born. But this is when we celebrate His birth, the fulfillment of God's promise to send a Savior who would take away our … Continue reading Make a Joyful Noise
The Christmas Season really is the perfect time of the year to tell people about Jesus because their hearts are open to receiving God's love, joy, and peace. It's our opportunity as Christians to tell them that Jesus is the Son of God who left His throne in Heaven to come to earth and become … Continue reading Our Time to Shine
Christmas Day is almost here! Many of us will open gifts with joy because we got what we'd hoped for. Others won't get big gifts but will enjoy the festivities and time spent with family and friends. God loves to bless His children at Christmas, but the most significant gift to behold won't be found … Continue reading The Most Amazing Gift
Sometimes, it's hard to imagine how much Jesus loves us or that He loved us before we were even born! Jesus gave up His throne in Heaven to come to earth and become a man, the promised Messiah who would take away the world's sins. When we accept Jesus as our Savior, He forgives our … Continue reading We Don’t Deserve This!
Being a Christian is more than belonging to a physical congregation; it's having a relationship with Jesus. We became a Christian because God gave us enough faith to believe that we were sinners in need of a Savior and that Jesus IS that Savior. But we need to study the Scriptures to know Jesus personally … Continue reading The Truth Has Set Us Free
When we see the pictures of Baby Jesus lying so peacefully in that manger, our hearts melt with His cuteness. God planned this visit since the beginning of time, and His birth is the beginning of His promise to save us from our sins. Jesus put aside His deity and came to earth so that … Continue reading His Birth Was the Beginning
Our communities are changing. People are losing respect, becoming outspoken towards others who don't accept the new way of life. As Christians, we should be aware of our surroundings but not give in to harsh words and contentious actions. If we want to lead people to Jesus, we have to stay focused on God and … Continue reading Stay Focused
We're in the Christmas season, when carols, decorations, gift-giving, and family gatherings bring us together. Yet, many won't celebrate this year because they are alone or have no money or home—and some are within our own communities. As Christians, let's remember why we celebrate and share the blessings of gifts and food and of peace … Continue reading Share the Blessing
Life is better when we keep our eyes on the Lord and not the world. Jesus warned us of the chaos and unrest in these last days and told us to trust Him and rest in His peace. We don't understand most of what's going on, but God does, so let's not worry about things … Continue reading Don’t Worry About Things You Can’t Control
How do you receive a gift? Do you display it proudly for everyone to see? Hide it in a closet? Ignore it? God gave His gift of salvation to everyone, but the second part of John 3:16 says that we must accept it and let it be our testimony for others to see. As Christians, … Continue reading The Gift
We celebrate Christmas because it's the fulfillment of God's promise to send a Savior who would take our sins away and redeem us back to Him. When we accept His salvation, Jesus changes us from sinful to righteous, fills us with His Spirit, and makes us citizens of Heaven and joint-heirs in God's Kingdom. Whatever … Continue reading A Father’s Gift
God hears and answers our prayers and gives us the victory through every situation when we put our faith in Him and not in the world. He said He WOULD give us the victory—not might. So let's trust God and stand on His words and stop listening to a doubting world because JESUS is OUR … Continue reading The Victory is OURS!
Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas, what do you say? The world's people say Happy Holidays because to them, it's a holiday, the time for Santa, gifts, parties, and festive gatherings. But, for Christians, we celebrate Jesus, our Savior, so we say Merry Christmas! At this time of the year, when people seek peace and joy … Continue reading What Do You Say?
The voice of this world boldly proclaims self-righteousness, determined to change God's laws to suit their modern lifestyles. And many Christians are deceived into believing that God accepts these changes so the world can be a better place to live. But as God's children, we must study our Bibles continually to know Him and His … Continue reading The Voice We Hear
Sin separated us from God, so He promised to send a Savior to remove the sin and redeem us back to Himself. God told us repeatedly throughout the Old Testament that it was He who would be that Savior! He left His throne in Heaven to come to earth and become a man so He … Continue reading So Worthy!
Sometimes we can see God's greatness more in the little things in our lives than we can in the big things. It's when God answers our private, quiet prayers for something that might seem insignificant to others that we see how great God is and how important we are to Him. These blessings affirm to … Continue reading It’s the Little Things
As the world heads deeper into sin, it's getting harder in many areas to gather in the Lord's house to worship Him and fellowship with each other. So we gather when we can and worship our Lord in our homes when we can't because our heart is to praise Him. But one day—and very soon, … Continue reading Freedom
In this world, we have to make appointments, follow the rules of red tape and hope that our issues are important enough to get someone's attention. But as Christians, we belong to God, and His Spirit lives in us and NEVER leaves us, so we can tell Him our issues any time of day or … Continue reading No Appointment Needed