Monthly Archives: December 2013

Christmas Eve

Our Advent journey now reaches its conclusion. I am grateful for your companionship on the way. You have inspired me and at times forced me to keep the Advent journey. I hope it has been worth your time and effort. … Continue reading

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‘Tis the season!

As I write this it is 72 degrees and sunny in Marlton while there is snow in Bethlehem, Israel. Things are turned upside down! And that’s the reason for the season. The normal order of things was to be overturned … Continue reading

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Sufficient for the day…

Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.  Matthew 6:34 A faithful reader noticed there was no post for the day and kindly asked if everything … Continue reading

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Earned or given?

For to us a child is born,    to us a son is given;  Isaiah 9:6 The official line on Santa is that he plays by the rule of “naughty or nice.” The truth is that there has never been a single … Continue reading

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Money

A part of any normal Advent is pastors preaching against excessive spending on Christmas. I agree that some people foolishly overspend and go into debt, but most of them do that the other eleven months of the year as well. … Continue reading

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He sees you…

In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph…  (Luke 1:26) God sent His messenger to visit Mary in space and time … Continue reading

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Blessed to be a blessing?

“All generations will call me blessed.” Luke 1:48b I preached a sermon on this verse today. I spoke about what it means to be “blessed.” One comment afterwards sticks in my memory because it got me thinking. It was a … Continue reading

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Gonna Find Out Who’s Naughty or Nice

by guest author Jessica Adams Luke 19:10 “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” Children all over the world have 10 days left to try to make Santa’s Nice List before he begins his … Continue reading

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Traditions at Our “Inns”

by guest author Jessica Adams “And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.” Luke 2:7. Typically when I … Continue reading

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A Blank

I’ve got nothing to give. I’m tired and the well is empty.  I tried to make up something deep and spiritual and this is what came out. I’m drawing a blank. I feel some guilt about this because I made … Continue reading

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