Is your tree up and decorated? Is your home filled with all the greenery and lights? Soon the presents will be beautifully wrapped and under the tree. Each gift bought for someone special!

We learned this whole gift-giving thing from…

 

What rules you?

  • Some would say their work schedule?
  • Some would say all their kids’ activities?
  • Some might say during this time of year, their football teams.
  • Some would say that, right now, all the things necessary to get

There is a sparkle of hope at Christmas time. A sparkle of hope for peace. The peace that passes understanding. The peace that compels people to lay down their grudges and forgive, compels people to want to work together and …

 

The Apostle Paul wrote of peace, and he wrote of the wonderful promise in his letter to the Philippians.  “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians …

 

“Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you…” (John 14:27)

 

What is this peace Jesus promises?

All the years growing up, whenever there was a holiday like Father’s Day, Christmas or Dad’s birthday, I would …

 

For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)

Every Advent we hear these words …

 

In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. …

 

After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches …