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No More Humbug

One holiday season, A Christmas Carol was the only Christmas play offered in our town, so Barry and I took our then eight-year-old son to a matinee performance. I tried to prepare Christian for the appearance of the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future so he wouldn’t be afraid. “I’m not afraid of any

God Guides the Wise

Editor’s note: It’s another Sit & Listen Saturday with Devotionals Daily. We hope you enjoy reading as well as listening to this version of today’s devotion from Max Lucado on our blog, excerpted from his book Because of Bethlehem. You can also listen on your Alexa device by prompting, “Alexa, ask Devotionals to read today’s

Gifts and Wrapping

What Gifts Say And when [the wise men] had 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 gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. — Matthew 2:11 Church Christmas pageants always feature three wise men bearing

Christmas Lights

You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. — Matthew 5:14 No one loves Christmas more than my dad. My parents had a way of making it magical every year, and a huge part of that experience was the decorating. There was only one kind of Christmas

Four Ways Families Can Keep Christ In Christmas

  It’s the most wonderful time of the year – the Christmas season is here! Everywhere we turn, the sights, sounds, and wonders of Christmas surround us ready to captivate our family’s hearts. Have you noticed as you drive around town how your children’s eyes fill with wonder as they gaze at the spectacularly lit

Snowstorms {Devotions from the Mountains}

Have you entered the storehouses of the snow or seen the storehouses of the hail, which I reserve for times of trouble, for days of war and battle? — Job 38:22-23 If you’ve ever driven over a mountain pass in a snowstorm, you may feel like you have seen God’s storehouses of snow and hail!

God’s Timing: He Knows the Future

In the Fullness of Time But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law. — Galatians 4:4 God often does the most extraordinary things in the most ordinary ways. Sometimes His acts are clearly extraordinary — like the burning bush where Moses

He Entered the Mess

He took with him Mary, his fiancée, who was obviously pregnant by this time. And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born; and she gave birth to her first child, a Son. She wrapped Him in a blanket and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room

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