Will You Accept the Christmas Gift of Jesus?

I am a last-minute Christmas shopper. Well, not exactly last minute, but I like to wait until late December. Sometimes being a last-minute shopper has been a necessity—that is, when the budget allowed for Christmas shopping. But even with a less-demanding budget, I still like to shop for Christmas presents close to Christmas Day. I … Read more…

Unity in Christ

“We are your church, and we need your power in us.” ~Rend Collective, lyrics from “Build Your Kingdom Here” Sometimes it’s difficult to separate the concept of church from the idea of a building. But the church is not a building; the church is people. The early church didn’t have a designated building. Believers gathered … Read more…

Following in Faith

“Simon answered, ‘Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.’” Luke 5:5 NIV (emphasis mine) I remember when my children were just learning to swim, how they would splash and play, kicking around with water wings on their arms. And then they … Read more…

Sunday is Coming!

“Jesus said, ‘It is finished.’ With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.” John 19:30 Sunday is coming. We know that now. But think back to when this happened. Jesus is gone. Dead. The Lord had been taken, beaten, and killed. Sunday is coming, but in that moment in time Jesus’ friends, … Read more…

Trading Perfect for Present

With nine days left until Christmas, I wanted to re-share my Glorious Table post from November 30, 2015, Trading Perfect for Present to help remind us what is truly important this Christmas. ‘Twas the night before Christmas in 2014, the stockings were hung by the chimney with care, the kids were tucked all snug in … Read more…

Brave Adventure Advent Day 15 – Seeking

I am so excited to be contributing to the #BraveAdventureAdvent series at Radically Broken. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour . . . Nothing quite compares to the majesty of the announcement of Christ’s birth in Luke 2.  It thoroughly captures the glory of what Christmas is, … Read more…

Friday Five: Five Favorite Christmas Joys

CHRISTMAS!!! I love Christmas! (Imagine that being said like Buddy the Elf, “SANTA!! I know him!”) I love all the traditions, the decorations, the TV specials, the concerts . . . I really enjoy Christmas. Christmas Baking I do not really enjoy cooking. I heartily dislike coming up with dinner ideas and cooking for all … Read more…

Celebrate the Light

I was so happy to be a part of the All Mom Does Advent Devotional this year. As we come into the hustle and bustle of the season, may we remember to keep our eyes on Him and celebrate the Light. Read: Psalm 27 Reflect: By now the Christmas lights are up and twinkling, signaling the … Read more…

Save This Link!

I love the save this link feature on Facebook. There is so much good on the internet. (Yes, there is good stuff on the internet.) This is what I am reading this week. That Time Jesus Fought For Me. Just the title alone, wow. Andrea at Empty Plate, Full Heart shares with us a sweet … Read more…

What Jesus Do People See in Me?

What Jesus do people see in me? Am I showing people the real Jesus? What does my walk as a Christian tell people about the One True King? A humbling and thought-provoking question. What Jesus do people see in me? ‘Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and … Read more…

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