December 8             The Angel-Bell Ornament / Fear Not                 Nicole Perry      

Have you ever been frightened to the point you couldn’t move?  My first semester at college I experienced that very thing. I was fresh out of high school, living on campus and away from home for the first time. It happened between Thanksgiving and Christmas break. My roommate and I put up a few ChristmasContinue reading “December 8             The Angel-Bell Ornament / Fear Not                 Nicole Perry      “

December 7             Family Christmas List              Bruce and Susan Woerner

The Woerner’s have celebrated Christmas in many different ways.  We really don’t have a ‘ritual’ type Christmas, but the one person we keep in our Christmas is JESUS the CHRIST.   Over the years we have asked our kids, and grand kids to do some fun things that brings CHRIST into their homes/families.   HereContinue reading “December 7             Family Christmas List              Bruce and Susan Woerner”

December 6                           Sweet Anticipation Joyce Haase

Every year our family looks forward to the Christmas Season.  We kick off the start of the season the evening of Thanksgiving by watching our first Christmas movie.  Usually, The Grinch or Charlie Brown Christmas.   We have a few family traditions but our favorite is going to downtown Kalamazoo to Candy Cane Lane inContinue reading “December 6                           Sweet Anticipation Joyce Haase”

December 5             Prepare for Christmas—Save Christmas!       (Pastor Dave)                 

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 “December 5             Prepare for Christmas—Save Christmas!       (Pastor Dave)                 “

A Season of Purpose                              December 4 Tim Johnson

Isaiah 9:6-7 6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, and The Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end,Continue reading “A Season of Purpose                              December 4 Tim Johnson”

December 3                            Keep Jesus In Christmas                 The Root Family

Christmas is our favorite time of year. I think one of my personal favorite feelings is looking out my window at the cold, blizzard – like weather while sitting by the glow of the lit Christmas tree and feeling the complete warmth in my heart from the love of Jesus. We have a few familyContinue reading “December 3                            Keep Jesus In Christmas                 The Root Family”

December 2                   O Come Emmanuel Jeff Selph

I love the song “O Come Emmanuel,” especially the version we did in the Christmas program.  It was by Chasing Furies.  I heard it for the first time back in high school, in 1998.  I remember thinking it was strange how upset the lady sounded, because it was about Christmas, and Christmas is happy.  ItContinue reading “December 2                   O Come Emmanuel Jeff Selph”

December 1st                       Merry Christmas! Pastor Dave

One thing our family likes to do—after Thanksgiving—is to ‘immerse’ ourselves in Christmas stuff. We listen to Christmas music, put up the decorations, get out our Christmas devotional books, start making cookies, and so on. One of the things we like best is to sit around and watch Christmas movies. I have several favorites: TheContinue reading “December 1st                       Merry Christmas! Pastor Dave”