Advent, Advent Devotionals

Inspiring Scripture to Read During Hanukkah

Jesus celebrated Hanukkah, or at least observed it. As Jewish tradition would indicate, our Lord joined His family at the Feast of Dedication each year in observance of the Jewish holiday. John 10:22-30 NIV Then came the Festival of Dedication at Jerusalem. It was winter, and Jesus was in the temple courts walking in Solomon’s Colonnade. The Jews… Read More Inspiring Scripture to Read During Hanukkah

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Reconciliation with God and With Others

There are so many articles and discussions out there involving the sadness that grips some of us over the holidays with a need for reconciliation. We hear about loneliness and darkness that follows some instead of joy and light. Hope is lacking and grief fills holes. Some may suggest that a lot of this is… Read More Reconciliation with God and With Others

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Would Santa Claus Kneel at the Feet of Jesus?

As St. Nicholas morphs into Santa Claus, we should think about if Santa would indeed kneel at the feet of Jesus.  The ultimate thought on this is that Santa should represent the spirit of giving without receiving such as God’s purpose in giving His Son, Jesus Christ, to the World.  St. Nicholas of Myra did bow down… Read More Would Santa Claus Kneel at the Feet of Jesus?