Whispers of Jesus

As we enter into the eve of Christmas, my prayer is that you are leaning in to the whispers of Jesus in each moment. Take in every aspect of these precious days, never forgetting to turn your ear to His tender, hope filled words. It’s obvious, of course, that he didn’t go to all this…

Name him Jesus

“And she will have a son, and you are to name him JESUS, for he will save his people from their sins.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭1:21‬ ‭NLT‬‬ The moment when Joseph was bestowed with the honor of naming the child he would be parenting with Mary JESUS, the future was set. The name that would forever change the…

Emmanuel in the waiting

Matthew 1:21-23 TPT,She (Mary) will give birth to a son and you are to name him ‘Savior,’ for he is destined to give his life to save his people from their sins. This happened to fulfill what the Lord had spoken through his prophet: “Listen! A virgin will be pregnant, she will give birth to…

Word made flesh

“You’re my place of quiet retreat; I wait for your Word to renew me.”‭‭Psalm‬ ‭119:114‬ ‭MSG‬‬ Allow the Word of God to be your quiet retreat from the busyness of the holiday season, and lean in to listen to what He reveals as we prepare to celebrate Christ’s birth – His purpose and our shining…

Christmas Day

Prophecy to reality.Angelic announcement to miraculous meeting.Rule of law to rule of love. Christ is born for each and every one of us. Celebrate His presence and His love this day, for He is God’s promise fulfilled.

Musically Christmas // Glorious

Song lyrics to focus our hearts on Christmas this Christmas week. “He is the chorus to every song that we were born to singHe is the rhythm of your heart so let the beat begin (it’s so)Glorious (He is)GloriousGlory, this is God with us He is the miracle of the love that set the people…

Musically Christmas // Joy to the World

Song lyrics to focus our hearts on Christmas this Christmas week. “Joy to the World; the Lord is come!Let earth receive her King!Let ev’ry heart prepare Him room,And Heaven and nature sing.” – Joy to the World by Isaac Watts

Musically Christmas // O Come O Come Emmanuel

Song lyrics to focus our hearts on Christmas this Christmas week. “O come, O Branch of Jesse’s stem,Unto your own and rescue them!From depths of hell your people save,And give them victory o’er the grave. Rejoice! Rejoice!Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.” – O Come O Come Emmanuel John Mason Neale (translation)

Musically Christmas // The King is Coming

Song lyrics to focus our hearts on Christmas this Christmas week. “The King is comingOpen up your eyes to see it, open up your ears to hear itThe King is comingOpen up your mind, believe it, open up your heart, receive Him” – The King is Coming by Christy Nockels

I Wonder as I Wander

“Did you ever see a child staring into the boughs of a Christmas tree? We are wired to wonder. Designed to find ourselves in something greater than our own little lives. No one ever stood under the Northern Lights muttering ‘Wow, I’m incredible!’” – Pete Grieg The practice of wondering is an invitation to see…

To the Point // Dwell with Jesus

After 430 years of silence, the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. He came knowing all that was to come – the emotional and physical suffering; the exhaustion of being present mind, body, spirit for everyone He encountered; the political and social climate He affected from the moment of His birth until his last…

Emmanuel, God With Us

Uncertainty is reality in this life. This year has proven we never truly know what’s coming. In some instances, anticipation of the unknown is exhilarating. Other times, fear invades and clouds our ability to accept what may come. One of the integral aspects of celebrating Christmas is that it brings Christ to the forefront. It…