Devotional: “The Joy of Getting”

Does anyone else feel it? It’s not the magic of Christmas, it’s the pressure. And for some reason it’s so bad this year that even writing this devotional is a challenge. I’m racking my brain (and maybe even the internet) for a warm Christmas story, or a new angle on the original Christmas story, or…something.…

Devotional: Walking Words

The Word became flesh. That phrase keeps going through my mind lately. It is kind of hard to explain why it means so much, because I’m afraid it will just sound like just another twist on the ancient Christmas story. You know what I’m talking about. It’s the one Bible story that is consistently repeated,…

Devotional: Silent Night

It was a silent night.  A very long, dark, silent night.  For nearly 400 years, God’s people heard nothing from Him.  There were no more messages, no more deliverers.  There was only a promise, and only a few who still dared to hope.  Rome seemed to be more present than God, but still, they carried…

Devotional: Home for Christmas

Nothing like a good Christmas song to make the season bright: “I’ll be home for Christmas…if only in my dreams.”  Most of you are not home for Christmas, and some of you are not even sure where home is, after years of mission service and perhaps a lot of moving.  But there’s just something about Christmas…