16 Christmas Songs that Celebrate Jesus

One of my favorite traditions on Christmas Eve is to worship my King and Savior in song.  Whether you are with family, traveling or in the hospital I hope you enjoy this playlist with some of my favorite Christmas songs. In case you are like me and never can remember the lyrics, I provided theContinue reading “16 Christmas Songs that Celebrate Jesus”

How Do We Draw Close to God?

Stepping gingerly on slick mud sparsely covered by fallen leaves in the jungle, I drew near to a Mayan Temple named Chacchoben. Listening to the bilingual guide explain how Mayans built temples to draw near to God, I thought how often we do the same.  We work tirelessly to create a ministry or home toContinue reading “How Do We Draw Close to God?”

Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life

I am the way, the truth, and the life Filled with wisdom, and the grace of God. The Christ, the Son of the Blessed One I am the Bread of Life, Whoever comes to me will never hunger, And whoever believes in me will never thirst.   I’m from The Holy Spirit, and the powerContinue reading “Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life”

Why Do We Celebrate the Birth of Jesus?

My whole life I’ve carefully protected a secret I’m not willing to share with most people.  There are only a few trusted friends who I’ve shared my secret with. Most of my friends don’t believe it. They all think I’m crazy. But tonight I will share it with my most trusted friend. For a year,Continue reading “Why Do We Celebrate the Birth of Jesus?”

How to Answer Who is Jesus?

As we gather with families, friends, and co-workers for holiday parties, our conversation can settle on recipes for the chocolate cake with cinnamon buttercream frosting. Topics land on gifts we have bought and often drift to the gifts we hope to find under the tree on Christmas morning. Although Jesus is the reason for theContinue reading “How to Answer Who is Jesus?”

10 Ways to Avoid Overspending this Christmas

My first Christmas in the military I was so excited to return home to Florida.  At my station in Colorado, there were many unique shops with handmade pottery.  Micheal Garmin was a fantastic artist who created beautiful sculptures.  There was one in particular that I wanted to purchase for my husband (then boyfriend). It wasContinue reading “10 Ways to Avoid Overspending this Christmas”

An Unexpected Gift

Mysterious guests arrive at Mamaw’s house every year on Christmas Eve.  The men and women usually stay on the outskirts of the family conversation.   They are quiet observers of all the excitement the season stirs up.  People call it hospitality in the South.  And it is fast becoming a lost tradition.  But every child born in ourContinue reading “An Unexpected Gift”