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Encouragement For Those Who Find Christmas Difficult

  “These will be his royal titles: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (). Christmas is a time for celebration, but it can also be really tough when life brings change. Perhaps you’ve lost a loved one and you’re keenly feeling the pain of the empty place. Maybe you moved far from… [ read more ]

4 Meditations on the Names of Jesus – Week 1

  The Christmas season is upon us full bore. Even the international airlines featured Hallmark-type Christmas movies on our flight from England to the USA yesterday. I’ll admit it—I enjoy wrapping myself in a warm blanket and watching these movies for fun on cold winter nights as Christmas approaches. I also enjoy wrapping gifts, baking… [ read more ]

A Prayer for Peace at Christmas

  A Prayer for Peace at Christmas   It was still dark this morning as I drove to the gym. Blue, white, red, and green Christmas lights twinkled from the eaves and railings of homes and businesses along the way. A contemporary carol played on the radio. When it ended, the hourly news broadcast began…. [ read more ]

Celebrating Christmas in a World Gone Mad

Monday dawns, and only nine days remain until Christmas Eve. I drive to the gym, listening to the local Christian radio station on the way. Christmas carols sing of silent nights, the baby Jesus snuggled in a manger, and angels singing in the heavens. And then I hear the news: more than a dozen hostages… [ read more ]

Experiencing Jesus, Prince of Peace

  All my life I’ve heard Isaiah 9:6,7 quoted during the Christmas season: “For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.” To be honest, I’ve… [ read more ]