When Jesus comes

51 He has shown strength with his arm. He has scattered those with arrogant thoughts and proud inclinations. 52     He has pulled the powerful down from their thrones and lifted up the lowly. 53 He has filled the hungry with good things and sent the rich away empty-handed. (Luke 1:51-31) What is always profound to me is the humility ofContinue reading “When Jesus comes”

The Power of His Coming

4 But when the fulfillment of the time came, God sent his Son, born through a woman, and born under the Law. 5 This was so he could redeem those under the Law so that we could be adopted. 6 Because you are sons and daughters, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba, Father!” 7 Therefore, youContinue reading “The Power of His Coming”

Thanksgiving Day Shopping?

So the “horrible” news is that even Macy’s and Penney’s will be open on Thanksgiving night. People are “horrified.” Here’s the thing: they will open because SOMEONE… and a LOT of someones are going shopping! So, if you are upset, don’t “petition.” Here is a novel thought: JUST DON’T GO. If everyone “upset” by thisContinue reading “Thanksgiving Day Shopping?”

Best Christmas Present EVER

The past few years I have been so abundantly blessed in my own life. When Christmas rolls around I realize I need nothing. I have my family. My teaching and ministry are so deeply satisfying. I have incredible friends. Outside of more coffee and another book, what could I want or need? In the past coupleContinue reading “Best Christmas Present EVER”

The Hope That is Christ

“Glory to God in heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favors.” (Luke 2:14, CEB)   Christ is born! He came to bring peace. HIS life will make the difference. Life in Christ will make the difference.   One of the things I reflected on in my message on Christmas Eve was theContinue reading “The Hope That is Christ”