Category Archives: Advent

YOU WILL NAME HIM – JESUS!

When it comes to naming our children, we usually put a lot of thought into it.  We check to see the origin of the name and its meaning.  When we named our third child Joy, Noel, it was partially because … Continue reading

Posted in Advent, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

NO GREATER LOVE

An amazing thing happens after the birth of a child. All the pain you endured is replaced with joy and anticipation for the new life you hold in your arms. You check to see if all the little fingers and … Continue reading

Posted in Advent, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

BLUE CHRISTMAS

I’m not a huge Elvis fan, but his song about a blue Christmas hits home for me at this time of year.  All the hustle and bustle going on in our world – all the confusion about politics and the … Continue reading

Posted in Advent, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 12 Comments

OH, CHRISTMAS TREE

This year is the first year in my 54 years of marriage and 76 years of living that I haven’t decorated a tree.  I seem to be letting go of a lot of the old traditions lately.  Many think that … Continue reading

Posted in Advent, animals, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 17 Comments

I DON’T WANT TO BE A SHEEP!

Originally posted on atimetoshare.me 12/19/2017 I’ve had the opportunity to direct several Christmas pageants over the years and one thing is for sure.  No one wants to be a sheep.  Sheep are stubborn – they stray from the flock and get … Continue reading

Posted in Advent, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 15 Comments

BORN IN THE CITY OF DAVID . . .

Bethlehem wasn’t a big town, but it was bursting at the seams as people entered from all over the country to be counted for the census. Imagine a little farm community where the people gathered to do their trading. I suppose some folks camped … Continue reading

Posted in Advent, Poetry, Uncategorized | Tagged , ,

THE WAITING IS OVER

ORIGINALLY POSTED DECEMBER 24, 2017 BY ATIMETOSHARE.ME He was conceived by the Holy Spirit in the womb of a virgin.  This in itself is impossible to comprehend, yet Jesus did this, because of His great compassion for us.  He was there … Continue reading

Posted in Advent, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

CAN THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH?

Traffic sounds rumble early on a frosty morning.  The crash of box cars echoes from the tracks.  People running here and there with so much to accomplish and so little time.  You become invisible in a sea of bodies rushing – … Continue reading

Posted in Advent, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

FEAR NOT

Fear not, for I am with you;     be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you,     I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 Don’t worry, Don’t be afraid, It’s … Continue reading

Posted in Advent, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

BREATH OF HEAVEN

A young girl of thirteen or so, was about her daily chores, when suddenly an angel appeared out of nowhere and began to give her the most astonishing news.  Sounds like a story line for a science fiction novel or … Continue reading

Posted in Advent, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , ,

THE WORD WAS MADE MAN

“You should point to the whole man Jesus and say, That is God.”   Martin Luther How can it be – a child conceived by the Holy Spirit, within the womb of a virgin?  Why is it that God decided to take on … Continue reading

Posted in Advent, christian daily devotions, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE

Elizabeth was no spring chicken. In fact she was well beyond menopause and her prayer for a child had never been answered – a stigma for women of her time. She probably had given up.  When given the news that she would bear … Continue reading

Posted in Advent, Uncategorized | Tagged , , ,

A GREAT ADVENTURE AWAITS

When I was a child, I always thought it would be thrilling to be an archaeologist and explore long hidden civilizations – to see what people did in past times – to unearth relics and other treasures.  Of course as I … Continue reading

Posted in Advent, Uncategorized | Tagged , ,

THE YOUNG AND RESTLESS SHEPHERDS

This is the time of year for Christmas Pageants – for children – a time of waiting and anticipation.  A number of years ago I wrote a play for my drama kids about the birth of Jesus, the Messiah from … Continue reading

Posted in Advent, Uncategorized | Tagged , , ,

CHRISTMAS CLASSICS – THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL

This poignant tale was written by Hans Christian Anderson and published in 1845. The author came to life on the movie screen as Danny Kaye recreated some of his stories.  He was portrayed as a wonderful story teller who delighted children … Continue reading

Posted in Advent, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

THE GIFT OF THE MAGI

The story, “The Gift of the Magi,” by O. Henry is a lovely story of a young couple living in a small apartment in New York.  The story was published in 1905.  It tells of how both of them made sacrifices … Continue reading

Posted in Advent, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

CHRISTMAS CLASSICS – A CHRISTMAS STORY

Though “A Christmas Story,” was written as a screenplay based on a series of monologues by Jean Shepherd a radio commentator for many years, it has taken the place of many of the old Christmas movies, like “White Christmas,” and … Continue reading

Posted in Advent, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

A WONDROUS MESSAGE

POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© A child just turned a woman, became the chosen one, To hold the Son of God within – to be her firstborn Son, She wasn’t someone special – a lowly servant girl – But God had … Continue reading

Posted in Advent, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

PREPARE FOR THE SECOND COMING

They waited for generations.  Not since the days of King David and his wise son, Solomon, had there been such anticipation.  They would wait for a long, long time.  They would be persecuted, live in slavery, become a nomadic nation … Continue reading

Posted in Advent, Uncategorized | Tagged , ,

MAKE WAY FOR THE KING

Isaiah 40:4 & 5 “Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain. And the glory of the Lord will be revealed,… and all people will … Continue reading

Posted in Advent, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 2 Comments