Category: Purity

You Shall Call His Name Jesus

Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth,  to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David.  The virgin’s name was Mary.  …

Advent Wonder: Grace

I find myself ~ again ~ knees to floor and heart undone, wondering how so much escapes my efforts.  I am somehow still shocked, every now and then, by the struggle between flesh and spirit.  Regretting a temper quick to…

Shadows of Christmas

In twenty-two minutes, it will be Christmas again. I stand in the silvered, but tarnished half hidden light of a frozen moon, and wait expectantly.  In the full light of the day around half-past morning, my family will arrive, and…

Christmas is About People

By Sherma-Jacqueline Felix I know that “Jesus is the reason for the season” and that we ought to say “Merry Christmas” rather than “Happy Holidays” and all the other cliches that some of us Christians tend to get so hung up about during this time of…

From the Word For the Season

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.  Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If…