Christmas, Faith, Hope, Pain and suffering, promises

Jesus Our Hope

I know the God who is hope embodied in a tiny baby lying in a manger. I pray this beautiful Christmas day you will grasp that hope as well.

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A Prayer for Christmas Hope

The thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices, For yonder brinks a new and glorious morn. Fall on your knees, O, hear the angel voices. O, night divine. O, night when Christ was born. O, night divine. O night, O night divine. Lord Jesus, as we celebrate the season of Christ’s birth, there’s nothing that… Continue reading A Prayer for Christmas Hope

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A Prayer of Worship and Adoration

Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the reign of King Herod. About that time some wise men[a] from eastern lands arrived in Jerusalem, asking,  “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star as it rose, and we have come to worship him.”… After this interview the wise men went… Continue reading A Prayer of Worship and Adoration

Christmas, Grace, Hope

I Surrender!!

Job was a man of integrity, faultless and blameless. And yet, God allowed him to suffer incredible losses. He lost his servants and his livestock. He lost all of his possessions and his children. He lost his health. And Job’s response? Job stood up and tore his robe in grief. Then he shaved his head… Continue reading I Surrender!!

Christmas, Hope, Spiritual Growth

Lessons from Buddy the Elf

My kids and I sat down to watch the movie Elf recently. Despite having watched this movie many times, we found ourselves laughing, enjoying every silly line from a movie that quickly became a classic Christmas favorite. My oldest child is abnormally tall…especially for my family. The doctor even referred to him as a mutant.… Continue reading Lessons from Buddy the Elf

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Save Me!

  There was a man named Jabez who was more honorable than any of his brothers. His mother named him Jabez because his birth had been so painful. He was the one who prayed to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and expand my territory! Please be with me in all… Continue reading Save Me!

Anger, Christmas, Faith, Hope

It’s Not Fair!

I am a runner. Well, I like to think of myself as a runner. Truth is, I started running about five years ago shortly after my husband and I separated. Running saved me. You see, I could go out as an emotional mess. As my feet pounded the pavement, my mind began to clear. I… Continue reading It’s Not Fair!

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Bring It 2014!

It’s New Year’s Eve as I sit at my computer and write. Many years, the old passes and the new comes without me even giving it a second thought. I try to avoid all of the New Year’s Eve hoopla because I have no one to share it with. It’s that loneliness that seems to… Continue reading Bring It 2014!