Tag Archives: Mary

Do We Have to Choose Between the Manger and the Cross?

During the Christmas season we think about Jesus coming as a baby. There is wonder here. There is a miracle. Yet, do we sometimes we get stuck in Bethlehem and the manger? He was born for a purpose. He was born … Continue reading

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When Faith Stretches our Life

The toughest time to walk by faith is when God asks you to walk by faith through something that is close to your heart.  Even when we generally use our faith in spite of our feelings there are those times … Continue reading

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Keeper of Promises

As we come upon the Christmas season, we look back at God’s declarations about Jesus.  We talk about Mary and Joseph, the Wise Men, and even John the Baptist’s parents.  However, God’s promise of Jesus wasn’t a new thing.  Yes, … Continue reading

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God’s Love Shown

How do we know people love us?  Sometimes we know because they tell us.  However, most often we know that people love us because of what they do.  These actions are pictures of love. One of the great surprises we … Continue reading

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Christmas Shadows

I was thinking last week about the dark things that we sometimes miss seeing when we talk about the first Christmas.  We overlook that Joseph was about to abandon Mary.  We tend to not talk about the babies that were … Continue reading

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Preparing for Christmas – A Struggle of Faith

Sometimes we forget how much of struggle Christmas was for the first people who experienced it.  I think of the struggle of Mary and Joseph as they made their way to Bethlehem.  I think of the struggles of everyone who … Continue reading

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