No Present Panic! (Pastor Dave) December 16

As of today, there are only  9 more days until Christmas. That means many people are starting to get trapped in ‘Present Panic’! Many have not done anywhere near the amount of shopping they planned to, and will try to pull off a couple of ‘marathon sessions’ over the next several days—especially this weekend—in orderContinue reading “No Present Panic! (Pastor Dave) December 16”

The Little Drummer Boy- All for Christ (Amy Drenth) December 15

“Come they told me, a newborn King to see. Our finest gifts we bring to lay before the King, to honor Him, when we come. Little baby, I am a poor boy too- I have no gift to bring that’s fit to give our King. Shall I play for you, on my drum? Mary nodded.Continue reading “The Little Drummer Boy- All for Christ (Amy Drenth) December 15”

What’s This All About? (Dave Johnson) (With Video) 1December 12

Christmas is ‘about’ a lot of things. Family. Children. Love. Traditions. Presents. All good things, of course. …but are they really what Christmas is ‘all about’? No! Christmas is, of course, ‘about’ Jesus. God becoming man, so that He could rescue us from our future–a future separated from Him due to our sin. Jesus willinglyContinue reading “What’s This All About? (Dave Johnson) (With Video) 1December 12”

A Gift With a Promise (Jeff Selph) December 11, 2014

A lot of people get engaged on Christmas, or at least while celebrating Christmas.  The American Wedding Study from U.S. Brides magazine found 18 percent of all U.S. engagements happen for Christmas.  Sarah and I were one of those couples.  We were engaged on Christmas day in 2000.  I wasn’t very creative.  I didn’t goContinue reading “A Gift With a Promise (Jeff Selph) December 11, 2014”

The Guiding Hand

So many times we think our circumstances are out of control (especially when they’re tough), but they’re not! To the person who’s committed their way to the Lord, and doing whatever possible to follow His leading, circumstances cannot thwart His plans! Think of the Christmas story. Luke 2: “At that time the Roman emperor, Augustus,Continue reading “The Guiding Hand”

O Come, All Ye Faithful (Joyce Haase)–with video

“O Come All Ye Faithful” One of my favorite carols is O Come All Ye Faithful. I love to sing Christmas Carols and poor Mike gets tired of them quickly probably because of my singing, but I love them.  When I really think about the words in just the first two lines, they serve asContinue reading “O Come, All Ye Faithful (Joyce Haase)–with video”

Prepare for Christmas–Save Christmas!

I love preparing for Christmas! In our home, we have bins full of Christmas decor–LOTS of it! We have garland, snowmen, Christmas tree ornaments, and lights for the house and trees. We have framed Christmas art for the wall, and of course, our bin of Christmas cd’s and dvd’s. We love getting the bins outContinue reading “Prepare for Christmas–Save Christmas!”