Category Archives: Advent

WOULDN’T IT BE NICE?

ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Wouldn’t it be nice if we could simply erase the events of the past? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if Mondays indicated a new start – a fresh beginning? If all the world could … Continue reading

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PONDER THEM IN YOUR HEART

“But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.” When I was little I thought the word ponder meant to pound. In a child’s mind it made perfect sense for Mary to treasure the things that were … Continue reading

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LUKE 21 THE END TIMES

READ LUKE 21 Christmas is just around the corner and we’ve almost completed this look at Luke.  Jesus has had many things to teach His followers over the past three years – things that will help all of us through … Continue reading

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WHO IS THE ANGEL OF THE LORD?

If you’ve ever read, “The Best Christmas Pageant, Ever!” by Barbara Robinson, you’ll remember how the nativity was portrayed by the five Herdman children – the worst kids in town. The only reason they came to Sunday School was for … Continue reading

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LUKE 18 – PRAYER, FAITH & DISCIPLESHIP

READ LUKE 18 Earlier in the book of Luke, Jesus teaches His disciples to pray by giving the words of His own prayer.  In Luke 18 He talks about the sincerity of our prayers when He gives the example of … Continue reading

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PLEASE, DON’T STEAL MY JOY!

Every mother who sees her first born child experiences a myriad of emotions.  For most of us the word “joy” comes to mind.  She counts fingers and toes, holds the baby close to her breast and experiences the ecstasy of … Continue reading

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LUKE 17 – FORGIVENESS, FAITH, COMPASSION & END TIMES

READ LUKE 17 Isn’t it wonderful to be forgiven by God? All of our sins have been paid for by the sacrifice made on the cross. Our redemption was made evident when Christ overcame death and gave us the promise … Continue reading

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TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS

Like the Fiddler on the Roof, I love tradition but it doesn’t carry the same punch it used to. Maybe it’s because we want to make new traditions that fit our lifestyle and some of the old ways are nothing … Continue reading

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LUKE 16 THE REALITY OF HEAVEN & HELL

It seems that society has not only lost sight of sin in our every day lives, but also the fact there will be consequences for our actions when we pass from life to death.  Many believe that the philosophy of … Continue reading

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LUKE 15 – AMAZING GRACE

Amazing grace! How sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, but now am found, Was blind, but now I see. ‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, And grace my fears relieved. How … Continue reading

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LUKE 14 – JESUS LOVES EVERYONE

                                        Jesus was on a great mission. He spent months and even years preparing for His death and for our resurrection.  … Continue reading

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I DON’T WANT TO BE SHEEP

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 in trouble – they … Continue reading

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HAVE YOU SEEN THE MIRACLE OF CHRISTMAS?

I love the old movies about Christmas. You know the ones that make you feel all soft inside – cause you tear up – strike a familiar nerve. Movies like, “A Christmas Carol,” “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “White Christmas.” These … Continue reading

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LUKE 13 – PASS IT ON

READ LUKE 13 Down through the ages the world has been filled with stories. Sitting around an open fire, roasting marshmallows and enjoying some fresh, country air, seems to be as good a place as any to start one. My … Continue reading

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LUKE 12 – WATCH FOR THE SIGNS

READ CHAPTER 12 As we come to the half way point of our Advent devotional through the book of Luke, Jesus has many warnings for His followers.  He is eager to teach the truth of our salvation, to show how … Continue reading

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MIRACULOUS BIRTH

How could it be that God would send His own Son in the flesh to save the world from the captivity of sin? How can it possibly be true that a little child, born in complete poverty, with no royal … Continue reading

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LUKE 11 – THE LORD’S PRAYER

READ LUKE 11 Prayer was part of Jesus daily living as a human being.  Luke is the writer who discusses this fact the most in his gospel writing.  Prayer was important to Jesus. He would often escape to a quiet … Continue reading

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LUKE 10 – MORE WORKERS NEEDED

  This chapter of Luke is broken into three sections.  The first is a continuation of what happened in Luke 9, where Jesus sent His twelve disciples out as missionaries to spread the good news of salvation.  As the crowds … Continue reading

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LUKE 9 – FIRST MISSIONARIES

READ LUKE 9 Here is another chapter filled with many familiar segments of Jesus’ time on earth.  Because His following is growing, He gives more power to His Apostles, by allowing the ability to drive out demons and heal the … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING A DAY LATE

Remembering Pearl Harbor Day is like being reminded of 9/11 and another attack on American soil.  My mother’s birthday is December 8 and she remembered the day well.  She was a young woman of 20 and pregnant. She and my … Continue reading

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