Category Archives: Christmas Ponderings

Christmas Miracles

People often wonder why we don’t experience miracles like in the days of Jesus. Yet, it occurs to me that miracles happen through you and I. When we make room in our hearts for the baby boy who would be … Continue reading

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God’s Wish List

‘It is not a time to give God our wish list.’ -A. Elaine Brown Crawford, The Lord is Our Light It’s that time of year. We’ve been making lists and checking them twice. I made a list of books I’d like … Continue reading

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Nothing Artificial Here*

There has always been something about Charlie Brown from the Peanuts comic strip that each of us can connect with. He opens his mailbox and it is always empty. He never can kick that football. He never could find the … Continue reading

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Repost: The Greatest Gift of All

This post was first posted on December 24, 2012.  In the A Charlie Brown Christmas special, Linus recites from Luke 2:8-14: Sometimes, we can feel like Charlie Brown. We get caught up in the hustle and bustle of Christmas and … Continue reading

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On His Little Shoulders

Read Luke 2:1-20. The waiting is over. The Child has been born. And we rejoice. A silent night has become a holy night. All is calm as all becomes bright with hope. As we peek over the side of the … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Rejoice!

Kara Byrne blogs at Byrnelove. Read 1 Peter 1:6-9. Rejoice as the poor shepherds, who were doing their jobs, minding their sheepish business  when glory surprised them. Rejoice as the wise men who had ‘more money than God’ to travel … Continue reading

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Guest Post: The Greatest Gift

Brock Weigel is a student at Randolph-Macon College. There he is a Bailey Scholar, discerning a call to ordained ministry.  Read Matthew 1:18-25 Things I Would Like for Christmas: A New Bike Video Games Comic Books Drumsticks It would feel … Continue reading

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