As we conclude the season of Advent and with it, all the joys of Christmas it brings, it is important we ask ourselves what the real meaning of Christmas is?
Is it the gifts under the tree?, the lights in the windows?, the cards in the mail?, turkey dinners with family and friends?, stockings hanging in the living room?, shouts of “Merry Christmas” to those who pass us in the streets?, the Christmas Parties?
Is this really Christmas? Continue reading
“Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word” – Luke 1:38
If Mary’s story teaches us anything about our own lives, it is that our God is a God of surprises. He is also the Father of Possibility – the maker of miracles. Continue reading
‘He will purify the descendants of Levi and refine them like gold and silver’ – Malachi 3:3
A refiner’s fire melts down the bar of silver or gold, separates out the impurities that ruin its value, burns them up, and leaves the silver and gold intact. Continue reading
“I prayed for this child, and the Lord granted my request. Now I, in turn, give him to the Lord” – 1 Samuel 1:27-28
How often do we pray really hard to God for something and when we get it we totally forget to be grateful for it? Continue reading