Freedom

Freedom

Galatians 5:1 Unless you are familiar with this area in Pennsylvania, you may not realize or know there is a deer reserve not far from my town. As I was driving by there one day, it got me thinking about the deer’s existence. Oh I understand the reason for the preserve; it keeps them, safe, […]

Happy New Year Onion Boy

Happy New Year Onion Boy

Philippians 1:3-11 I like those Shrek movies and the other night while watching one with my daughter a conversation between Donkey and Shrek stuck out to me as interesting ; Shrek Says: “For your information, there’s a lot more to ogres than people think!!  Layers, onions have layers. Ogres have layers. We both have layers.”  […]

Cmas or Xmas?

Cmas or Xmas?

2 Timothy 2:8-14I love Christmas and everything Christmasy; even my email starts out with cmaslover. What is that you might say??? Why do I use a “C” instead of an “X” in my abbreviation of Christmas? I started doing that many years ago because putting an “X” in Christmas, to ME, means you are taking […]

Contentment

Contentment

Phillipians 4:10-20 Over the Christmas holiday while our family was gathered around for dinner, we were talking about how many kids continue looking for gifts under the Christmas tree even after all the gifts appear to have been opened. Kids want to make that last look to make sure that they didn’t miss any gifts […]

Powerful Music

Powerful Music

Luke 1:38, 46-55One of my favorite things of the Christmas season are the songs that are sung; especially those that are explaining the Christmas story. The Gospel of Luke offers the most extensive telling of the Christmas story and in his version, we find a number of those songs.  This demonstrates one thing for us; […]

Slow Down

Slow Down

I was doing a little self examining this morning while waiting on my coffee to brew. First of all, I realized just how impatient I am and not in a good way. I don’t have an automatic full coffee maker. I have a one cup at a time Keurig coffee maker; which, by the way, takes […]

We Three Kings

We Three Kings

Matthew 2:1-12  Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh – have you ever wondered, was there symbolism of what the three magi brought as gifts to the baby Jesus?  Some scholars and theologians believe in addition to the honor and status implied by the value of the gifts, these three were chosen for their special spiritual symbolism about […]

Knock, Knock

Knock, Knock

Matthew 7:7 “A prison cell, in which one waits, hopes – and is completely dependent on the fact that the door of freedom has to be opened from the outside, is not a bad picture of Advent” ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer, God Is in the Manger: Reflections on Advent and Christmas. This Quote is not just food […]

Hey Brother

Hey Brother

Galatians 3:26-29 “Hey brother, what’s up?” or “Hey sister, what’s going on?” are greetings looked at by many in the world as a referral to our brothers and sisters in harmony with mother earth, or the belief that we all came from an evolutionary process that Darwin believed in.“Christian brotherhood is not an ideal which […]

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving draws nears, let us be thankful and grateful for the many blessings God has given us. Yes, it’s been a challenging year to say the least. Unfortunately, the world continues to be in chaos with unknown outcomes and scary times ahead. But, one thing will always remain – the Love of God, His […]

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