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A Shepherd’s Musings


In my last post you heard from Mary. Today, let’s hear from one of the Shepherds from that starry night so long ago.

Have you ever wondered what it must have been like to be a shepherd on the Judean hillside when the angels appeared to announce Jesus’ birth? The fear? The excitement? The confusion?  Read more…

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Mary’s Take on Today’s Christmas

Several years ago, I came across the following. It was a letter that could have been written by Mary, the mother of Jesus. At the beginning of each holiday season, I pull it out and read it again to help me keep Jesus the focus of this grand celebration we call Christmas. I want to share this… Read more

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Wrapping Up Christmas

Today’s Truth  “Ye shall find the babe, wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger” (Luke 2:12 KJV).

Friend to Friend  Who in the world would wait until Christmas Eve to do their Christmas shopping?  I find it hard to believe the statistics that show December 24th is one of the biggest shopping days of the year, so one season I decided to venture out to the stores and see for myself.   Read more…

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1 Corinthians 13 Christmas Style

Today’s Truth

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.  But the greatest of these is love” (1 Corinthians 13:13 NIV).

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With Christmas just around the corner, it is easy to get so busy with the cooking, decorating and shopping that we forget why we’re doing all this in the first place.   Read more…

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He’s Coming Again

Today’s Truth
“Blow a trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm on my holy mountain.  Let all the inhabitants of the earth tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming, surely it is near” (Joel 2:1 NIV)

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In just a few days, you will most likely be taking down those Christmas decorations and packing them up until next year…when you will be pulling them out and decorating all over again!   Read more…

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The Day I Became a Sheep

Today’s Truth  “When the angles had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, ‘Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” (Luke 2:15 NIV)

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Today I want to share with you a story that I wrote a few years ago.   Read more…

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Hark! The Herald Angels Sing!

Today’s Truth 
“Suddenly a great company of heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom His favor rests’” (Luke 2:13-14 NIV)

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When my son was four-years-old, I overheard him singing “O Holy Night” in his best vibrato voice.   Read more…

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The Day I Became a Sheep

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 Today I want to share with you a story that I wrote a few years ago.  In it, I tried to imagine what it would have been like to be one of the shepherds that visited Jesus the first Christmas night. For just a moment, I want you to pretend that you are reading a letter that one of the shepherds wrote to his brother,  Read more…