A Change of Christmas Heart Two Nativity sets spoke to me in a different way... It changed my heart about this season we call "Christmas"
That Star is INSIDE OUT! The Wise Men were actually the practitioners of things that the Bible condemned--astrology, sorcery, and the mystic arts. God turned their magic inside out to get their attention, and brought them to the Christ Child... Of course it turned their world inside out to find Him, and it will turn ours "outside in!"
DON'T DESPAIR: A Boomerang Bonanza--and A Mission's Story at the Same Time Giving changes the way we think--and it sets God's promises into motion. God would have us do this, even when we are low--and those promises come back to bless.
In everything give thanks Giving thanks is a great idea. Most of the history of this festival had nothing to do with how the pilgrims celebrated this feast--but gathering to thank God is always the right thing to do.
Remember and Decide Remembrance Day asks us to travel to a stone marker, remember the sacrifices of those who fought for our freedom, and to choose the God who guides.
Relax! Be Yourself Sabbath must be practiced... And didn't know this was allowed. So God arranged for something mildly ridiculous to teach me how!
Be Merciful Even those who have never shown mercy can learn to do this... A major historical figure learned it the hard way--and learned it so very well, that his reputation as someone merciful goes before him.
When A Small Thing Becomes Large A small charting error at the beginning of a trip can become a major redirect in the wrong direction! The same is true in the life of faith. God would have us check the charts to make sure we are on course.
Those Who Sow In Tears Sometimes we labor long and hard and see no results. Yet when we are convinced that God is in it, we need to persevere. The reward for our labor comes in time.