when the stable fills with wonder…the shepherds

There were sheepherders camping in the neighborhood. They had set night watches over their sheep. Suddenly, God’s angel stood among them and God’s glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angel said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide: A Savior has justContinue reading “when the stable fills with wonder…the shepherds”

when God arrives in your brokeness

Tonight, we remember Jesus born of Mary, bundled to keep warm, resting after His big arrival in an animal’s feeding trough. Not quite the King sized bed you and I expected for the most important king in history. God knew one thing that would make all the difference with the arrival of Jesus. We needContinue reading “when God arrives in your brokeness”

when even the hostel is full

…because there was no room in the hostel. Luke 2:7 MSG Not only was there no room at the hotels or inns in Bethlehem, but the B&Bs & hostels were also all full. It appears that the Carpenters (coz doesn’t that seem like a good fit for Joseph & Mary’s last name?!) arrived in townContinue reading “when even the hostel is full”

lonely, so lonely

After losing this piece twice by trying to directly post it to Facebook, I have decided to press through and post it as my blog post for today. It relates to the Christmas story, so I am going to run with it 🙂 I bet Mary & Joseph felt very lonely in their separate situationsContinue reading “lonely, so lonely”