12 Days of Christmas

On The 11th Day of Christmas: The Gift of Hope


There’s much to be said about hope… In 1 Corinthians chapter 13 we are told by our brother Paul “faith, HOPE and love” are the cornerstones of our belief in Jesus the Christ, our Savior, Emmanuel: God is with us. Hope is a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. Now faith is confidence […] Read more…

On The 9th Day of Christmas: The Gift of Grace


Pardon the delay of this devotional…life happened. It’s fitting that we discuss grace today. I hope you extend some to me since I’m a day late.   We are drowning, every day, in the ocean of God’s grace. Mercy and clemency for sins we commit time and time again is God’s gift to us. We receive grace […] Read more…

On The 5th Day of Christmas: The Gift of Truth


In a chilling cross-examination scene Pilate asked Jesus, “what is truth”. I imagine in this moment, God sitting on the edge of His seat in the throne, where His train fills the temple. I imagine Him knowing that this scene would culminate the plan of salvation, though to the watching world, it seemed to be nothing […] Read more…

On The 3rd Day of Christmas: The Gift of Friendship


How do you measure what a friend is? Are your friends people you get along with? Are your friends people who empower you and help you develop your knowledge and leadership? Are your friends people who make you laugh and have fun? Our standard for friendship, often, looks very different from the standard God set through […] Read more…

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