Friday, December 16

“Look at how great a love the Father has given us that we should be called God’s children. And we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it didn’t know Him.”  1 John 3:1 When my wife and I first got married we would spend Christmas in Texas with her family […]

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Thursday, December 15

“Yahweh your God is among you, a warrior who saves. He will rejoice over you with gladness. He will bring you quietness with His love. He will delight in you with shouts of joy.”  Zephaniah 3:17 Christmas 2009 will always be remembered in our family. We had just moved back to Oklahoma, and we were going […]

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Wednesday, December 14

“’Though the mountains move and the hills shake, My love will not be removed from you and My covenant of peace will not be shaken,’ says your compassionate Lord.”  Isaiah 54:10 Last year Christmas was a very hard time for me. I was not working. We were living with a family member. All of our stuff was […]

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Tuesday, December 13

“Remember, Lord, Your compassion and Your faithful love, for they have existed from antiquity. Do not remember the sins of my youth or my acts of rebellion; in keeping with Your faithful love, remember me.”  Psalm 25:6-7 Have you ever gotten in really big trouble? I mean trouble so big that you were afraid your […]

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Monday, December 12

“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His love is eternal.”   Psalm 136:1 The other day I was wrestling with my son, and I had finally captured him. No amount of squirming could set him free. I had completely won the match, and my son knew it. Just before I let him go, […]

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Sunday, December 11

“The Lord came down in a cloud, stood with him there, and proclaimed His name Yahweh. Then the Lord passed in front of him and proclaimed: ‘Yahweh – Yahweh is a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger and rich in faithful love and truth, maintaining faithful love to a thousand generations, forgiving wrongdoing, rebellion, and […]

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Saturday, December 10

“May the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with all of you.”  2 Thessalonians 3:16 The day I most dislike every year is the day that I have to take down the Christmas decorations. I know. I know. It is only December 10, and Christmas is still more […]

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Friday, December 9

“For He is our peace, who made both groups one and tore down the dividing wall of hostility. In His flesh, He made of no effect the law consisting of commands and expressed in regulations, so that He might create in Himself one new man from the two, resulting in peace. He did this so […]

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Thursday, December 8

“For God was please to have all His fullness dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile everything to Himself by making peace through the blood of His cross – wether things on earth or things in heaven.”  Colossians 1:19-20 Several years ago, we were unwrapping Christmas presents with my parents when my mother handed […]

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Wednesday, December 7

“Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”  Romans 5:1 One of my children’s favorite activities is swimming. They love to splash, swim, and just generally get wet. But it wasn’t always this way. In fact, I can vividly remember a time when my […]

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