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The Road to Bethlehem: Mary

  Imagine you’re Mary, on the road to Bethlehem. What would you say to God?     What will people think? What’s in it for me? Your will be done. Nazareth to Bethlehem.  90 miles. Not a pleasant trip for … Continue reading

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The Road to Bethlehem: Joseph

  Imagine that you’re Joseph, on the road to Bethlehem. What would you be saying to God?     What will people think? What’s in it for me? Your will be done There’s solid and steady Joseph, on the road … Continue reading

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Count ‘Em

    Count Your Blessings meets Joy to the World:     “And wonders, and wonders of his love.” Count his many wonders . . . “Name them one by one,  and it will surprise you  what the Lord has … Continue reading

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God Rest You Merry, Noble Women

  To my female readers— Do you feel left out of this Christmas carol?   God rest you merry, Gentlemen, Let nothing you dismay. Not to worry, God’s got it covered–in the well-known description of the wife of noble character: Proverbs … Continue reading

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Let’s All Sing, “Away in a Manger”

  OK, call me fickle. Yesterday I criticized Away in a Manger. Today, I want us to sing it. Together. Often. All the verses. What’s with that? Tucked away in the third verse is the best prayer ever. For everyone. … Continue reading

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Hark! It’s the Doxology

    We sing the Doxology every Sunday:   “Praise Him above, ye heavenly host.” Sing, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing–same thought, slightly different words: “Christ, by highest heaven adored.” And we get to sing alongside that heavenly host: Glory … Continue reading

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Hark! The Words Shine Forth Today

    Handy Hubby hung swags of colored lights along our back fence. I look into the darkness and see a path of lights along the edge of our property. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing is a set of beautiful … Continue reading

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Hark! Angels Sing

  I imagine shepherds on the hillside, watching their flocks by night. Someone is playing a simple wooden flute, a quiet melody floating over men and sheep–gray shadows caught in a flicker of firelight.   BOOM! The skies open with … Continue reading

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Peaceful Night, Holy Night

    Sleep in heavenly peace.   Peace isn’t the absence of noise. Peace is the presence of God. John 14:27 (ESV) Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I … Continue reading

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Silent Night, Sleepy Night

    Sleep in heavenly peace.   Hush. Jesus is sleeping. For the first time. Ever. Psalm 121:4 (NLT) Indeed, he who watches over Israel never slumbers or sleeps.

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