December 15, 2018

Tag - Christmas

Christmas Calls Us to New Life

During the Vietnam War, an American soldier, Sergeant Daniel Pitzer, was captured in battle by Communist forces known as the Viet Cong. He and other American prisoners endured brutal treatment; they spent every night, and much of the day, confined...

Christmas Came Late This Year

My wife frantically mentioned to me in a moment of anxiety that “Christmas is a week away and we don’t have the tree up, the Christmas letter is not written and the manger is not outside…”  Yes, the Webster’s are running late this year. Knowing that...

The Story of a Puppy

As we quickly approach the season of Christmas, and we once again celebrate the birthday of our Lord and Savior, I would like to share with you a true story of a puppy. I will let the puppy tell the story. “My name is Diamond. My mother was a...

The Doctor is In

Mrs. Haines sat in the chair next to her daughter Emily and watched as she slept peacefully. It was hard to believe that that this was the same eight-year-old girl who, just a few months before, was as healthy as she was happy. Back then she was...

Goodbye Christmas

Let’s stop using the birth of Christ as an excuse to expand the economy. Increasingly today, nobody cares about December 25th. Rather, it has become just a day for retailers to restock shelves with goods that they have in inventory in hopes of...

We Thank Him by Passing it On

In one city there was a man who, every December, went about looking for people down on their luck and then surreptitiously sent them money. He became known as the Secret Santa. A newspaper reporter tracked him down and asked him why he did this, and...

Remembering How to Love

Merry Christmas! As we contemplate the wonders of this great feast of our salvation, let us take the time to reflect on our past, present, and future. What has God done? What is God doing? And what will God do for us? Recently, I saw the play, “A...

An Irrepressible Joy

Undeniably there is magic in the air tonight. Even those who would have reasons to be pensive and worn out find a new spiritual energy inside that prompts them to rise above their worries and troubles. This magic atmosphere must be God-sent because...