December 31, 2012
I hope you had a wonderful and blessed Christmas. I woke up a week before Christmas with a stiff neck that wouldn’t move in any direction, but was so grateful when it loosened up in time to fly to spend a week with family at Christmas. We missed the snow back home, but we enjoyed a white Christmas wherever we went the last three years at Christmas. So I can’t complain.
Most of all, I pray that the celebration of “CHRIST-mas” this year brought you closer in your relationships with Jesus, family, and others. It’s been such a joy to connect with so many of you through the last few years in this blog, and I look forward to another year of sharing encouragement from God’s heart and mine.
In case you missed some of my blogs last year, here is a list of my Top 10 Posts of 2012: Read more
December 10, 2012
What would happen if a stranger tried to find Christmas in America? Read this story and find out. Read more
February 13, 2012
We love to give Valentines to each other at this time of year. But someone gave us the best one of all–the perfect Valentine. And He’s the source of all Love.
The Perfect Valentine:
A Personal Valentine from God
I Love You and Will Always Care for You Read more
December 24, 2011
Day 24 – Messiah
Lord, some people are still waiting for Your arrival the first time. They wanted a king, not a servant. They wanted relief, not true freedom. They wanted recognition, not relationship. Read more
December 19, 2011
Day 19 – Jehovah-Shammah, The Lord Is There
Lord, when our hearts are failing, where can we go? You are our source of strength. You will hold our hand when our steps falter. In the midst of danger, persecution, or emotional confusion, You are there. Read more
December 17, 2011
Day 17 – Elohim, The Creator
Lord, our thoughts are often filled with the ugliness of the world. But it was not You who erased the beauty. Read more
December 16, 2011
Day 16 – Jehovah-Raah, the Lord My Shepherd
December 2, 2011
Day 2 – Mighty God
Lord, You were born in a humble stable as God incarnate, yet Isaiah prophesied Your name as Mighty God.
Mighty God! As warrior and victor of all our battles, You lead; You guide; You fight for those you love. And You always win. Is anything too hard for You, Lord? Read more
December 1, 2011
Today is the first in a series of daily Christmas blogs I did last Christmas called 25 Prayers of Christmas, or 25 Christmas Prayers, celebrating the names of our precious Lord. I hope they will enrich your Christmas season again this year and draw you closer to the One who is the true reason for Christmas. Be blessed as you celebrate the 25 days of Christmas with these Christmas Prayers.
Day 1 – Wonderful Counselor
Lord, at Christmas time we acknowledge you as our Wonderful Counselor. You are truly a counselor full of wonder. And Your ways are both mysterious and wonder-filled. The counsel You give is marvelous and wise–so unlike our own thoughts and plans.
Who can explain Your wonderful plan to send us Your very best–Your own Son? And how grateful we are that You even design wonderful, unique plans for each of us as Your children. Read more