Why was Jesus Born?

As Christians, we all know that Christmas is so much more than a celebration of Christ’s birth.  Christmas is the celebration of the beginning of the fulfillment of God’s plan. The plan God put in motion in the garden of Eden is a response to sin by God Almighty...

Walking in His Steps Through the Holidays

It happens every October. I see Christmas decorations and slashed prices on almond bark, and I stiffen. Then commit. This year will be different. This season I will walk in his steps through the holidays. Because here’s the thing. I can get tripped up by Hallmark...

It’s Not About Me

One night as I was lying in bed, my 5-year-old nose picked up one of my favorite smells. As I entangled my fingers in my blankie, I realized that my parents had not only sent me to bed much too early but had also decided to make my very favorite treat without me! I...

Worry or Peace-The Choice is Yours

Worry. Someone once told me it was “negative prayer.” I call it exhausting. At 3:00 a.m. it’s as if the switch in my brain has been flicked on and my mind starts to race. It may be words I’ve spoken, words spoken to me, the gas bill that is due, my child’s struggle,...

The Eye of the Storm

Something I’ve noticed lately is the overwhelming number of people who are seasonally depressed. Winter hits, Christmas draws near, and they are less motivated to do…well, anything. They withdraw into themselves. If I’m not careful, I fall into this category...