Immanuel ~ God With Us!

And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered.  This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. So all went to be registered, everyone…

Why You Have to Keep Looking for Christ in Christmas

By Bonnie Fair This was going to be the year I grabbed Christmas by the horns. I started early. The Douglas-fir with its scent of fresh pine just right was purchased and decorated before the turkey was carved and consumed. Boxes from…

Baby Jesus and Soph

I hadn’t looked forward to Christmas since my sweet Mama went to be with Jesus in 2005.  She was the true glue of our family, giving the holidays those special touches only a mother could give.  It was a struggle…

Christmas Traditions

By Sherma-Jacqueline Felix During this time of year, a lot of people think about traditions.  My family does as well.  When my daughter was younger, one of her favorite traditions was to be able to stay up until midnight, so…

Advent Journal Day XIII: Bethlehem! Your King Is Coming!

But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, too little to be among the clans of Judah, From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, From the days of eternity.” Therefore He will give them up until the…

What I’m Holding Onto This Christmas

You’re probably seeing the same things I’m seeing these days: Christmas trees twinkling, white wire reindeer grazing on lawns, cookies frosted in red and green lining the shelves of the grocery store bakery… for Thanksgiving has come and gone, bringing…