Would you leave your cozy home to help someone in need? How about to help the world? Here is a heartwarming Christmas story to read to your children that thoughtfully and joyously explains the reason for the season.Read More
Do you need direction, light, and the truth? Do you need a mighty champion to defeat the enemies of sin and death? Do you need permanent fatherly affection and protection? Do you need to be reconciled to God and your neighbor to enjoy peace and prosperity? Jesus is the Wonderful Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, and the Prince of Peace who fulfills all our needs perfectly.Read More
While the month of December can feel magical, I've been struggling with this sense of being let down by Christmas. Everything I'm looking forward to enjoying is heaped up into a few short, extremely busy weeks. Then it's over and seems to be done. Here’s why Christmas is not the end but rather the beginning.Read More
The King of the universe born in a cattle stall? That's a hard sell. The great question posed to the human race has always been: Do we have the faith necessary to rest in such a Savior? Do we trust that a strong and sure salvation can come from one who seems so small and so inadequate?Read More
The buildup to Jesus’ birth didn’t include the lights, caroling, or cookie parties that we find in Christmas festivities today. Rather, Jesus came into the world amid exceedingly humble circumstances. Still, it is perfectly fitting for us to celebrate Jesus’ birth joyously with overflowing hearts of gratitude. Here are three wonderful reasons to rejoice.Read More
While traditions change over the ages, they remain a way for us to observe special times, to be intentional in reflecting on the meaning of our faith, and even to use the physical to teach our hearts spiritual truths celebrated on a specific holiday. Here are eight ideas for ways to celebrate Christmas this year.Read More
Everyone who has ever heard of Jesus has responded in some way to the news of his birth. The Christmas account in the second chapter of Matthew showcases three groups of people and how the birth of Jesus revealed their hearts. You likely know people who fit into one of these three categories today.
Do you love the Christmas season but feel a bit stressed at times with all the activities going on? Try these six tips to stay more relaxed and joyful.Read More