Category Archives: Holidays: Christmas

In Darkness and Silence, Hope

December 22, 2017

Advent is a time to wait. We wait, expectantly. We hope, even in the darkness. Especially in the darkness. During the 400 years of silence between the Old and New Testaments, the people trusted despite the hopelessness of their suffering. They couldn’t see a way out, but God saw them. His gaze penetrated the murkiness. […]

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Listen and Watch

December 21, 2015

One night, over 2,000 years ago, some shepherds near Bethlehem did what came natural for them. The evening began as any other ordinary night. They stood guard over their flocks in the fields. Even after God had called Israel’s greatest king ever out of the sheep folds, shepherds were still viewed as one of the last in […]

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Love Dispels Fear

December 15, 2015

People all over the world are afraid. We fear the unknown. There is a collective and palpable sense of dread. Terrorists can strike anyone, at any moment, in any country, in any venue. Added to that, you may have personal fears. Anxieties. Fear can give us ulcers. It can paralyze us. It can rob us […]

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God Still Exists!

December 22, 2014

A quarter of a century ago, the tide of the Romanian Revolution turned, miraculously, and the people won their freedom. I’ll never forget the thrill of that Christmas season as I prepared to move to Eastern Europe. Hopelessness turned to hope. The impossible happened. Years of invisible faith lived out in the dark, for that […]

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