When Christmas Is More Painful Than Festive

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Day 22: Christ

DAY 22: Christ Scripture: 1 Peter 3:15   “… but in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord.” -1 Peter 3:15 “Christ” (Christos) in Greek means “the anointed one” or […]

Day 21: Shalom

DAY 21: Shalom Scripture: Isaiah 9:6-7   Christmas is the season of peace. It overtakes us every year like some kind of unexplainable euphoria just about the time the Thanksgiving […]

Day 20: Belief

DAY 20: Belief Scripture: Luke 1:26-56     One of my favorite Christmas movies of all time is “The Polar Express.” The animation and visuals are breathtaking, and you can’t go […]

Day 19: Family

DAY 19: Family Scripture: Ephesians 2:8-9   Are you a holiday movie buff? If you are then you recognize that our favorite holiday movies capture both sides of the coin […]

Day 18: Incarnation

DAY 18: Incarnation Scripture: 1 John 1:1-4   We’re all familiar with the image of the baby Jesus in the manger. Even in our overly-secularized, post-Christian era, it’s still a ubiquitous […]

Day 17: Rejoicing

DAY 17: Rejoicing Scripture: Luke 1:46-49     One of my favorite Christmas hymns is “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.” The refrain repeated throughout the song says, “Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel […]

Every Good and Broken Gift

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Day 16: Merriment

DAY 16: Merriment Scripture: Luke 2:8-14   So what exactly is figgy pudding? At Christmas time, we sing songs about this classic English dessert dating back to the 16th Century, […]

Day 15: Grace

DAY 15: Grace Scripture: Ephesians 2:1–9   There are certain words in the Christian vocabulary that tend to take center stage during different seasons of the year. Words like Immanuel, joy, […]