Emmanuel. One of my very favorite words, because of its soul-gripping, tear-jerking, life-changing, raise-my-hands-and-praise-the-Lord meaning: God with us. Jesus Christ, the very essence of God, wrapped Himself in a tiny cloak of human flesh. Two bright eyes that roam to and fro throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him. … Read More about Emmanuel
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Six stockings hang from our mantle. And I’m incredibly thankful for each one. Because they represent some very precious people in my life…and one furry little friend to us all. But here’s the thing… I kind of thought there would be more stockings this year. In fact, I was pretty sure of it. Last fall, … Read More about Where Are All the Stockings?
I talked about our friends the shepherds in my last post. They weren’t popular or prestigious. But they were faithful and devoted. To the point that they were outside at night, taking care of their sheep. And this certainly wasn’t a one-time occurrence. Oh no, they were out there almost every night. It was probably … Read More about What Do We Expect?
Filthy and smelly from traipsing around the fields with sheep. Humble and unassuming — these are not guys you would see dining at a five-star restaurant or rubbing elbows with the elite members of society. And yet… one dark night, God sent a multitude of the angels of heaven to announce the birth of the long-awaited Messiah … Read More about Shepherds?!
You really get a bad rap, don’t you? Anytime someone hears “no room at the inn,” they immediately think of you. And not in a good way. If there’s a stick around, you pretty much get the short end of it. And then you get beaten with it. In a way, I don’t blame people … Read More about Dear Mr. Innkeeper,
This is my fourth and final post (for now 🙂 ) on the topic of the comparison habit. If you’re just joining me, I would encourage you to take a look at the first three posts (first here, second here, and third here), which introduce the concept of how to stop comparing yourself to others. ~~ I spent … Read More about Keep THAT Girl Gone…For Good!
In case you’re just joining me, I’m in the middle of a series on comparison. In the past two posts (first one here, second one here), we’ve established who that girl is and why we should just say “Goodbye” to her. I would encourage you to take a quick skim through those posts to give you the context of … Read More about The Truth About THAT Girl
In my last post, I established who that girl is, and why we really need to say “Goodbye” to her. Does it seem like the practice of comparing yourself to others is so habitual, it’s impossible to keep those thoughts from bombarding you whenever you see that girl? Or whenever you see her Facebook statuses? Or whenever someone mentions her … Read More about 4 Rules for Saying Goodbye to That Girl