NO SEATS AVAILABLE

I had responded to an invitation and booked a trip to Alaska that ended up falling quite close to Christmas.  However, I knew that I would be home in time for our Christmas celebration as a family, and therefore did not initially give it a lot of thought.  As the time drew near for theContinue reading “NO SEATS AVAILABLE”

A WORLD IN MOTION – PART 3

A star in motion … Wise men in motion … Herod in motion … Joseph-Mary in motion … More wise men in motion … Angels in motion … Shepherds in motion … A Child in motion… And all because God was in motion! A prophetic promise had been made to men by God (Genesis 3:15)Continue reading “A WORLD IN MOTION – PART 3”

A WORLD IN MOTION – PART II

While “a Star” was edging wise men from the East toward Jerusalem, a decree was being enacted by Caesar Augustus to register and tax the folk under his control.  A young couple, Joseph and Mary, in obedience to that decree, headed toward Bethlehem from Nazareth.  Enough is spelled out in the Gospels to give clarityContinue reading “A WORLD IN MOTION – PART II”

A WORLD IN MOTION – PART I

In reading the story of the birth of the Savior of mankind, Jesus, I recalled how God had to put everything into motion so that even simple minded people like me could not help but observe that only thousands of years later there would be the evidence of HIS planned program. There had been aContinue reading “A WORLD IN MOTION – PART I”

THE REAL REASON FOR THE SEASON

(Used with permission from a dear friend, Linda DeSilva) Tomorrow is the first Sunday in Advent. Why and how should we celebrate Christmas? Is it to see the Santa Claus Parade (if there is one in this COVID 19 year)? Is it to indulge ourselves? After all, Christmas comes but once in a year. IsContinue reading “THE REAL REASON FOR THE SEASON”

SANTA CLAUS AIN’T COMING TO TOWN

I was brought up in a home where much was made of “Santa Claus” as a part of the Christmas celebration.  It was not within Patsy and my understanding and agreement, to foster that particular inclusiveness into the thinking of our children.  However, celebrating Christmas in itself, and with others, was a definite part ofContinue reading “SANTA CLAUS AIN’T COMING TO TOWN”

CHRISTMAS DAY 2019

“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.” Matthew 1:23 Everything about Christmas celebration has become so befuddled that one has to wonder— if I were in a situation that exposed me to radio or television for the first timeContinue reading “CHRISTMAS DAY 2019”

WISE MEN DONT WANDER

He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him. John 14:21 Wise men don’t wander, but they do wonder; they wonder in the magnificence of the Babe of Bethlehem.Continue reading “WISE MEN DONT WANDER”

CHRIST WAS BORN

With permission from the author, our dear friend and brother in Christ, Clive Price, we share with you this poem. ‘Twas the night before Christmas And all you could hear Were stories of Santa And his eight little reindeer. The air waves crackled With sounds of the season, But few there were That knew theContinue reading “CHRIST WAS BORN”

THE AURA OF CHRISTMAS

The sound of Christmas is in the air The aura of Christmas is everywhere Decorations are hanging for all to see Each home is bedecked with a Christmas tree. Cards and letters arrive by the score Reminding us all of our friends once more The stores have been laden with toys since this Fall TheContinue reading “THE AURA OF CHRISTMAS”