Angels Watch

See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven. Matthew 18:10 ESV When a wolf watches a flock of sheep they see a desirable target and a good opportunity to exploit. But to the shepherd  those…

Lentil Soup and a Wise Man’s Gift

And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. Matthew 2:11 ESV “What’s for dinner honey?” I said with a laugh knowing that it would be lentil soup for its fourth and final performance. Those…

Where is Jesus?

Our local neighborhood nativity scene had the Christ child stolen from the manger right after Christmas. So I began to speculate as to who in the world would do such a thing and what would they do with baby Jesus. If it was a thief who would buy Him? If it was a believer how…

Rose of Bethlehem

This is one of my favorite Christmas songs to sing as well as to listen to. Though I do not know much behind the composition of the song by Lowell Alexander, nobody I have heard sings the song like Nicol (Smith) Sponberg on the original release from Selah 2002.Christmas blessings to you as you listen!

God’s Reason for Christmas

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 ESV Long before I became a Christian I was once stopped on the streets of Boston by a preacher who had a very simple message for me. He said, “I want…