My Winter Garden

Queen Lily she is resting Underneath her frozen bed While sister Iris covered in snow Shakes her sleepy head The daffodils start snoring While the tulips pray for Spring And Rose patiently puts on her robe of ice Till the robin flies home on May’s wings And the Father of Gardens smiles lovingly down Through…

What Will We Give?

And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshiped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh.  Matthew 2:11 KJV  At Fort Knox in Kentucky the U.S. government stores over 9 million…

How Will We Come?

And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the Babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.  Luke 2:12 KJV Try to imagine how the shepherds reacted after hearing the angel’s message, then being astonished at a crowd of more angels suddenly appearing in song. Can you picture with me sandaled…

In the Beauty of His Weakness

Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 1 Corinthians 1:25   In one of the verses from the Battle Hymn of the Republic we sing, “In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea…” And as we set out our manger…

Sharing Christmas Joy

And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit Luke 1:41 ESV In some ways Mary was unlike anyone else on earth. Who else can say that God entrusted to them the baby Jesus? But in some ways Mary was just like every one…