His fiancée was pregnant and it wasn’t his doing. We can see how much this must have hurt him when we understand that, though he had every right to have Mary stoned to death, he opted to divorce her quietly and out of public view. He loved Mary. To see her pregnant by someone else … Continue reading Joseph’s obedience
O Holy Night O holy night the stars are brightly shining It is the night of our dear Savior’s birth Long lay the world in sin and error pining Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices For yonder breaks a new glorious morn Fall on … Continue reading O Holy Night
Joy to the World Joy to the world! The Lord has come. Let earth receive her King! Let every heart prepare Him room And heaven and nature sing Joy to the world! The Savior reigns. Let men their songs employ While fields and floods Rocks, hills and plains Repeat the sounding joy No more let … Continue reading Joy to the World
Jesus is the Light of the World On a clear night, many many years ago Two weary strangers moving slow Were looking for a place to stay But there was no place Though they traveled many miles So Mary being great with Child Lay down on the sweet smelling hay And then a bright light … Continue reading Jesus is the Light of the World
I don’t hate Michel Moore. I don’t even really know him. What I say here is not a personal attack. In fact I believe that what he is doing comes from a good place. I don’t, however, believe that what he said is the right way of going about what he is trying to accomplish. Here … Continue reading Responding to Michael Moore
White Christmas I’m dreaming of a white Christmas Just like the ones I used to know Where the treetops glisten and children listen To hear sleigh bells in the snow I’m dreaming of a white Christmas With every Christmas card I write May your days be merry and bright And may all your Christmases be … Continue reading White Christmas
“Keep Christ in Christmas!” “Jesus is the reason for the season!” “It’s OK to say Merry Christmas!” I get it. Faithful Christians (and even some of the “twice-a-year” variety) get frustrated and upset about greetings and wordings that avoid using “Christ” and “Jesus” or other spiritually significant phrases. So, they post comments like those above … Continue reading Keeping Christ in Christmas?
Silent Night Silent night, holy night! All is calm, all is bright, Round yon virgin mother and child Holy infant so tender and mild, Sleep in heavenly peace. Words: Joseph Mohr 1818 Music: Franz Gruber, 1818 Silent night. I wonder how silent the night really was? Nobody really knows. This isn’t Scripture so we … Continue reading Silent Night
Photo credit: gleangenie from morguefile.com I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day I heard the bells on Christmas Day, Their old familiar carols play. And wild and sweet the words repeat Of peace on earth goodwill to men And in despair I bowed my head, “There is no peace on earth,” I said. … Continue reading I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
Shout out to stevespictures.com Source: Traditional Market in Central Java Originally posted 2015-12-12 23:16:03.