What are we teaching our children?

Zacharias and Elizabeth may have been old but that did not keep them from having a child.
Here is what the angel, Gabriel, had to say about this child; for he will be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink. He will also be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb. And he will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God. Luke 1:15-16 Continue reading

At Any Age!

The birth of Jesus can begin with the prophets of Israel that foretold His coming.
It can also begin with a priest named Zacharias and his wife Elizabeth, which the Bible says were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they were both well advanced in years. Luke 1:6-7 Continue reading

The Light never goes out!

Now it was the Feast of Dedication in Jerusalem, and it was winter. John 10:22
The story of Chanukkah begins in the reign of Alexander the Great. Alexander conquered Syria, Egypt and Palestine, but allowed the lands under his control to continue observing their own religions and retain a certain degree of autonomy. Continue reading

What are you thankful for?

Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men! Ps 107:31
I’ve noticed that many on Facebook have been participating in 30 days of Thanks(giving), listing one thing they’re thankful for each day.
Though I’ve read many, I’ve not written any! Continue reading

Dreams and Deception

And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams. Acts 2:17
I don’t know if you believe in dreams or not; the Bible is full of them. Continue reading

Let your light shine!

When Israel was taken captive by Babylon, certain chosen Hebrews were taken to be trained in the ways of the Babylonians – learning the language, literature and culture of Babylon.
Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah were four of the young men chosen, all from the tribe of Judah. Continue reading

Celebrating the Feast

The feast of Thanksgiving is this week.
Another reason to gather with family, visit, eat, and enjoy.
We have several such occasions; beginning with New Years and black-eyed peas with cabbage.
There are some that may find an excuse (or reason) to feast at Valentine’s and St. Patrick’s Day. Continue reading

A reason to give thanks

Here it is just a few days before Thanksgiving.
It’s one of my favorite times of the year; getting together with family with lots of great food.
Though it’s a great time for my family, it’s not a great day for many others.
I noticed how full the obituary is in the local paper, which means that many families will be facing the loss of a loved one this Thanksgiving. Continue reading

He still cares!

I may be a strong Christian but I have my moments of doubt when it seems as if God is a dream, a figment of my imagination.
At those times it seems He is so far from me and I from Him.
My prayers seem to go unanswered and my life is in despair. Continue reading