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”

12 Things to Be Thankful For

Heavenly Father, you are our Salvation. From your glorious throne, you look upon your disobedient sons and daughters with compassion. When you see how sin enslaves us, you comfort us. Extending out your hand, you grant us your favor. We trust your plan that you designed for our lives. When we face trials, we rememberContinue reading “12 Things to Be Thankful For”

How God Satisfies His People

Unfortunately there are no shortcuts to satisfying our deepest desires. God has a great deal of work to do in our minds, hearts, and soul. He breathes aspirations of love to us. He removes fear and prunes all our branches that do not bear fruit. He digs deep into our soul and plants a longing for righteousness that only He can fulfill.

The Holy Spirit

Hushing my anxious thoughts, I wait for quiet calmness. A hidden treasure protected by high steep walls. Listening to the silence breathe A tiny voice whispers within my soul. In the stillness of the early morning light, He sings to me. Simmering beneath the ashes, He waits. A precious spark reveals a rich legacy FanningContinue reading “The Holy Spirit”

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”