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The birth of the Savior wasn't meant to be celebrated seasonally, but daily and hourly!

Christmas Must Continue!

  “Some sat in darkness and deepest gloom, imprisoned in iron chains of misery.” Psalm 107:10 NLT   The reasons Jesus came into the world … are still the reasons Christmas must continue! He came to a world where ‘dark’ was the spiritual atmosphere. He entered a world of secrets, treachery and bondage. Jesus was […]

It's time to experience Christmas with a child-like wonder, faith and excitement.

Caution! Advent Is Here

    Advent is marked by a spirit of expectation, of anticipation, of preparation, of longing. There is a yearning for deliverance …  From now until Christmas our expectations are to be expanding. Someone is coming who is the answer to every need we have. The arrival of the Christ-child has never been more needed. […]

God's Good 'Suddenlies'

God’s Good ‘Suddenlies’

  God can and does move quickly when it suits his divine purposes. Some things take time … others don’t have time to resolve themselves. God’s watch shows only one time – ‘the fullness of time.’ That’s the time when everything is in the right place at precisely the opportune time for God’s plan to […]

God can get good things to you (like blessings, promises, defenses and wonderful surprises) very quickly!

God’s ‘Suddenlies’

  In a previous devotional entitled “Microwave Christians and a Crockpot God” I lamented that God seldom moves as quickly as we like and as we do. “Why can’t He keep up?” Indeed. However, once we’ve determined that God’s timetable is actually better than our own, we can turn to the other side of God’s […]

Small gifts, few words, meager resources turn into mighty forces when given to God.

Give Anyway!

  I’m afraid there are many who do little … since they cannot do more. Small tasks get turned down because they’re considered of little consequence. Small opportunities are left at the curb with the motor running while waiting for grander prospects. “I’d give toward that missions project if my gift counted. But what’s my […]

Is there any place quiet enough in your life to be able to catch some personal time with the Father?

Want To Hear A Secret?

  “There is a private place reserved for the lovers of God, where they sit near him and receive the revelation-secrets of his promises.” Psalm 25:14  The Passion Translation  I sometimes tire of crowds. I love to attend big events, but after a while my space seems strangely diminished. There is pressure on my inner […]