Month: December 2022

  • Praying as we journey to the Bethlehem manger

    Let us pray. Glorious God, whose word brings life to the most common person or one who is socially higher. You bring lower the proud and give new hope to the lost. Your voice calls to the wayward and speaks living grace to the corrupted. Lord as we approach the Bethlehem manger once again, revisiting […]

  • Prayer for approaching Christmas

    Let us pray. Lord Jesus, from conception, to birth, to first steps, to first friends, and first kisses, to life together and life with You Jesus. Our feeble steps do not always register with ourselves but You know each and everyone. As we approach the brightly lit night of Your birth so long ago, we […]

  • Are you ready for Christmas

    Are you ready for Christmas? I am sure a few of you have asked the question or been asked it of yourselves. What if the answer is no, I’m not ready. Can some of us pause time or switch the date while others go ahead because they are ready. People ask two similar questions that […]

  • The prophesied names for Jesus

    The names that Isaiah gives to his listeners referring to Jesus are incredible. “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭9‬:‭6‬ ‭ESV‬‬ Each of these […]

  • Impatience in the long view of God’s patience with us

    Why are we so impatient? I doubt it is something that is completely new, yet when we look at the full scope of the Bible, we recognize that we need to learn patience. The promises of God being realized take time. whether we look at the promises given to Abraham and passed down to his […]

  • Prayer

    Let us pray. Lord of the simple life, Your words bring order to the complexities of life all around us. In our vying for supremacy of our lives, we too easily lose sight of You. In our wanting to control we have forgotten that we are part of Your creation. We are not islands unto […]

  • Prayer for those struggling with being insufficient

    Let us pray. Lord, when our strivings seem to be insufficient to please those who judge us, when the accomplishments turn into failures, when our hearts loose hope, help us to be still with You. Lord, when the world around us tries to sour our hearts to Your unfailing love, when perceived friends speak their […]

  • Expecting to see joy

    Are you expecting to encounter Jesus? We live in a society with many expectations, the expectation to grow up, to finish school, to become self sufficient, the expectation to be good Christian and follow God’s commandments. To be honest some of these expectations are more expected than others and there are other expectations that I […]

  • Being joyful in difficult times

    Have you ever noticed that on days when you are expected to be joyous it can be a struggle? We are in a “joyous” time of the year yet for many it is a time of great stress and doubt. A time when the struggles in relationships seem to become more pronounced. A time when […]

  • Prayer

    Let us pray. Lord of all creation, Lord of life, You know all the intricate nuances of our beings, of who we are as persons. You are also the great physician caring for Your people, Your children. You are our help when we are sick. You are the one who brings healing whether it is […]