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A Humble Christmas

A Humble Christmas

She gave birth to her firstborn Son and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths and laid Him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. — Luke 2:7 ESV As much as we may want to, sometimes we can’t afford to pull out all the stops at Christmas. Maybe this year

You Are Already Saved

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. — John 3:16 NKJV Tuck God’s truths away in your heart. Holding on to those promises and thinking about them every day is a form of self-care that should not

Don’t Forget Thanksgiving

Don’t Forget Thanksgiving

Don’t Forget Thanksgiving Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; let us shout joyfully to Him. — Psalm 95:2 Have you ever noticed how after Halloween, many stores immediately bring out their prelit trees, ornaments, Christmas wreaths, and candy canes? The weeks between Halloween and Christmas are often a blur of colored leaves and

You Are God’s Temple

Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? — 1 Corinthians 3:16 NKJV The Spirit of God dwells in you. Maybe you don’t always feel as though you deserve to be treated well, but knowing that something as beautiful, wonderful, and powerful as

Dropping Hints

For the Lord GOD does nothing without revealing His secret to His servants the prophets. — Amos 3:7 ESV It can start early in the season: our loved ones dropping hints about — or even flat-out telling us — what they want for Christmas. And then when we find the perfect gift for someone, it

Running on Fumes

Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me His own. — Philippians 3:12 ESV I was driving my fourteen-year-old son, Joey, to a birthday party when I heard five quick beeps coming from my steering column. I

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