I love getting a new version of the Bible. There is something holy and fresh to me about holding a brand new Bible. Opening the cover for the first time, and taking a peek at the insides. As a book lover and word crafter, I can appreciate a pretty cover, fantastic graphics or eye catching … More cover lover or lover of the Word?
O little town of Bethlehem How still we see thee lie Above thy deep and dreamless sleep The silent stars go by Yet in thy dark streets shineth The everlasting Light The hopes and fears of all the years Are met in thee tonight For Christ is born of Mary And gathered all above While … More O Little Town of Bethlehem
I have been enjoying and learning so much from digging into His Word, without speed reading. I have purposely slowed myself to take in each verse, and seek the Message for me to apply to my own life. When I read or study a book, I pull out my trusty highlighter. I mark it up … More neon handiwork
As long as the road would have seemed to Joseph & Mary, there were those on a quest who took even longer to arrive in Bethlehem. After Jesus was born in Bethlehem village, Judah territory— this was during Herod’s kingship—a band of scholars arrived in Jerusalem from the East. They asked around, “Where can we … More when the road seems too long…the wise men
We observed a star in the eastern sky that signaled his birth…. Matthew 2:2 A bright star appeared in the eastern skies to herald the newborn King. God didn’t leave anything out in trying to reach humanity. The scholarly Magi, exceptionally intelligent and scientifically gifted, were entralled with the wonder of this star. Why did … More when the sky fills with wonder…the star
About that time Caesar Augustus ordered a census to be taken throughout the Empire. This was the first census when Quirinius was governor of Syria. Everyone had to travel to his own ancestral hometown to be accounted for. So Joseph went from the Galilean town of Nazareth up to Bethlehem in Judah, David’s town, for … More census honeymoon
You can’t deepen any relationship without a few key ingredients: 1. Spending time together. Whether a few minutes or several hours, we get to know someone over time. Say no to this required element, say no to deepening. 2. Walking through the ups & downs together. It is very true that we can truly observe … More walk with Me