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The Ultimate Example

Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus… Philippians 2:5 Jesus — the babe in the manger — exemplifies a life of worship…Sacrificing all out of love for the Father and for creation… The One who knew no bounds…the Word who spoke creation into existence…chose to empty Himself of all…to be contained […]

Worship is Gratitude

It’s the week before December  and time to take down the fall decorations. I put away the pumpkins and candles. Store the leaves and garland for next year. All but the thanksgiving tree because the month is not over and there is still thanks to give. The smell of a fresh Christmas tree hangs in the air. […]

Family Devotional: Peace

Family Devotional:  Peace Fourth Sunday in Advent Have those around you offer a definition of peace.  It can be a place they like to go where they feel peaceful…a time of the day when things get quiet. Light all the three candles previously lit.  As you light the forth candle say, “we light this candle […]

364 Days of Different

Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever. Psalm 145:2 Christmas day for us is like no other day of the year. Christmas is different.  Everyone wakes up without moans and groans (sometimes before the sun comes up at our house). Our minds aren’t thinking of work, school or […]

Celebrating: An Act of Worship

An Advent Devotional from 1992… “And Mary said, ‘My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.’” Luke 1: 46-47 I never spoke directly with him and yet he made an impact on my life in a way that I have remembered for years now.  It happened while we were at one […]

Worship Goes Out of Its Way

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod,Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.” Matthew 2:1-2 NIV Read Matthew 2:1-12The Magi… aka Wise Men… went […]

Forget the Sheep

Reprinted from Advent 1990: Several years ago I read a devotional by Jo Carr that has stayed with me, and I would like to share it with you. In this meditation, as she was retelling the story of the shepherds and the angels, she suggested that the shepherds with their frightened sheep almost missed the […]

Kitchen Worship

I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 For me… some days… a life of worship plays out in my kitchen… After dinner, when I’ve waited until late to go back and clean up, after sleeping on the sofa in the den, I still need to wash dishes, put away leftovers, […]

To Live a Life of Worship

I will praise you forever for what you have done; in your name I will hope, for your name is good. I will praise you in the presence of your saints. Psalm 52:9 My friend Rebecca lost her battle to cancer in August. Rebecca loved Jesus, family and her church. She taught so many how […]

Family Devotional: Joy

Joy Third Sunday of Advent    “Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth!”Psalm 100:1 The angel made several visitations right before the birth of John and Jesus.  The angel’s first words…”Don’t be afraid…”. Ask those around you:  How do you think you would respond if you were like Zechariah, Mary, or Joseph and an angel showed […]