Growing up we had two paintings in my house I can distinctly remember always being there. One was a painting of The Last Supper with Jesus standing up at the table, arms stretched out as if welcoming each disciple, even his betrayer, into them. The other was of an old man, hands folded in prayer,Continue reading “THROWBACK THURSDAY: On the Other Side of Easter (Written 2020)”
I wrote this in 2010 following knee injury.
It’s Throwback Thursday time! This a devotion I wrote for Lent in 2017
We all have something we have struggled with for as long as we can remember. For me, it is the struggle with self-discipline. Whether it’s in the area of diet, food, exercising, cleaning the house . . . it doesn’t matter. I struggle with self-discipline: – the discipline to start doing something or to stop.Continue reading “REFOCUS”
“Silent night, holy night All is calm, all is bright Round yon Virgin Mother and Child Holy Infant so tender and mild Sleep in heavenly peace Sleep in heavenly peace” Silent Night “You will keep in perfect peace, those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.” Isaiah 26:3 The Oxford English Dictionary definesContinue reading “HEAVENLY PEACE”
“O little town of Bethlehem How still we see thee lie Above thy deep and dreamless sleep The silent stars go by Yet in thy dark streets shineth The everlasting Light The hopes and fears of all the years Are met in thee tonight” O Little Town of Bethlehem “At the same time, it isContinue reading “EVERLASTING LIGHT”
Jesus is the greatest gift we could ever receive – a true, tangible representation of God’s love.
“This, this is Christ the King, Whom shepherds guard and Angels sing Haste, haste, to bring Him laud, The Babe, the Son of Mary.” What Child Is This “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” Isaiah 7:14 AlthoughContinue reading “THIS IS CHRIST THE KING”
Do you know what I know In your palace wall mighty king Do you know what I know A child, a child Shivers in the cold Let us bring him silver and gold” Do You Hear What I Hear “but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make aContinue reading “DO YOU KNOW WHAT I KNOW?”
“Angels we have heard on high Sweetly singing o’er the plains And the mountains in reply Echoing their joyous strains” Angels We Have Heard On High “In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered.” Luke 2:1 It was the ultimate birth announcement. Christ was born! ItContinue reading “RESPONDING WITH FAITH”