Monday, December 26

“Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us, keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that lay […]

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Sunday, December 25

“But the angel said to them, ‘Don’t be afraid, for look, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people: Today a Savior, who is Messiah the Lord, was born for you in the city of David.”  Luke 2:10-11 Oh, it is finally Christmas morning! Perhaps you are reading […]

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Saturday, December 24

“You love Him, though you have not seen Him. And though not seeing Him now, you believe in Him and rejoice with inexpressible and glorious joy, because you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.”   1 Peter 1:8-9 For years one of my favorite sayings was, “I’ll believe it […]

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Friday, December 23

“Let Israel celebrate its Maker; let the children of Zion rejoice in their King. Let them praise His name with dancing and make music to Him with tambourine and lyre. For Yahweh takes pleasure in His people; He adorns the humble with salvation. let the godly celebrate in triumphal glory; let them shout for joy on […]

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Thursday, December 22

“I greatly rejoice in the Lord, I exult in my God; for He has clothed me with the garments of salvation and wrapped me in a robe of righteousness as a groom wears a turban and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.”  Isaiah 61:10 I confess that I completely do not understand the ugly […]

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Wednesday, December 21

“When I am filled with cares, Your comfort brings me joy.”  Psalm 94:19 Let’s be honest. For many of us, we have really reached “crunch time” as it comes to Christmas. Stores are filled with overstressed shoppers trying to find that last minute gift or those last few grocery items they have forgotten. We are […]

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Tuesday, December 20

“Though the fig tree does not bud and there is no fruit on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will triumph in Yahweh; I will rejoice in the God of my salvation!” […]

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Monday, December 19

“You turned my lament into dancing; You removed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness, so that I can sing to You and not be silent. Lord my God, I will praise You forever.”  Psalm 30:11-12 I confess that as a parent I pick on my kids a lot. One of the things that I […]

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Sunday, December 18

“Then he [Nehemiah] said to them, ‘Go and eat what is rich, drink what is sweet, and send portions to those who have nothing prepared, since today is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, because the joy of the Lord is your stronghold.’ And the Levites quieted all the people, saying, ‘Be still, since […]

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Saturday, December 17

“This is how we have come to know love: He laid down His life for us. We should also lay down our lives for our brothers.”   1 John 3:16 Several years ago while we were living in Nashville, my parents were visiting us for Christmas. The night before they left to return to Oklahoma […]

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