Christmas Joy

Long ago in Bethlehem On that first Christmas night The Son of God was born a man. Behold! The wondrous sight.   A Baby, tiny, frail and weak The Word made flesh, concealed. The love of God poured out to

Christmas Joy

Long ago in Bethlehem On that first Christmas night The Son of God was born a man. Behold! The wondrous sight.   A Baby, tiny, frail and weak The Word made flesh, concealed. The love of God poured out to

Fear, Freedom, and Faith

Someone sent me the following quote from Joseph Bottum and it started me thinking. In the December 2009 edition of First Things, editor Joseph Bottum writes a strong appeal for immediate action in defense of our religious liberty.  He warns,

Fear, Freedom, and Faith

Someone sent me the following quote from Joseph Bottum and it started me thinking. In the December 2009 edition of First Things, editor Joseph Bottum writes a strong appeal for immediate action in defense of our religious liberty.  He warns,

The Glory of Christ’s Resurrection

Passion Week is over and by now the Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Orthodox Churches have celebrated the physical resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ from the dead.  The agony of Good Friday is suddenly transformed into the joy of Resurrection

The Glory of Christ’s Resurrection

Passion Week is over and by now the Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Orthodox Churches have celebrated the physical resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ from the dead.  The agony of Good Friday is suddenly transformed into the joy of Resurrection

Lenten Musings 2012

February 22nd is Ash Wednesday- the beginning of the Christian season of Lent.  The observance of Lent goes back almost 2000 years when it was kept for two or three days as a time of soul-searching, repentance and reflection.  In

Lenten Musings 2012

February 22nd is Ash Wednesday- the beginning of the Christian season of Lent.  The observance of Lent goes back almost 2000 years when it was kept for two or three days as a time of soul-searching, repentance and reflection.  In

Tokens of Christmas

Gifts wrapped in paper and bows Remind of love that our God chose To pour on us on Christmas day When Christ was born our debt to pay ~ Ornaments so shiny and bright Remind of God’s glory that night

Tokens of Christmas

Gifts wrapped in paper and bows Remind of love that our God chose To pour on us on Christmas day When Christ was born our debt to pay ~ Ornaments so shiny and bright Remind of God’s glory that night

A Name Above All Names

His name shall be called Immanuel. God dwelling with His people; Revealing Himself to those He loves; Rescuing those who cannot save themselves. His name shall be called Immanuel. ~ His name shall be called Counselor. O, what a wonderful

A Name Above All Names

His name shall be called Immanuel. God dwelling with His people; Revealing Himself to those He loves; Rescuing those who cannot save themselves. His name shall be called Immanuel. ~ His name shall be called Counselor. O, what a wonderful

Christmas in Heaven

Christmas in heaven- O, what a thought! Christmas with Him, Who by His blood bought, ~ My full salvation so rich and so free, When He bore in His body on Calvary’s Tree, ~ All of my sin with its

Christmas in Heaven

Christmas in heaven- O, what a thought! Christmas with Him, Who by His blood bought, ~ My full salvation so rich and so free, When He bore in His body on Calvary’s Tree, ~ All of my sin with its

That First Christmas Night

The star shone down- its glory bright As angels sang that holy night And humble shepherds with their sheep Did watch and nightly vigil keep ~ ‘Til filled with joy they hurried went To find the Babe was their intent

That First Christmas Night

The star shone down- its glory bright As angels sang that holy night And humble shepherds with their sheep Did watch and nightly vigil keep ~ ‘Til filled with joy they hurried went To find the Babe was their intent

The Cradle, the Cross, and the Crown

There are three things entwined so tightly That give meaning to this special day– The cradle that bore baby Jesus, The cross upon which He died, And the crown that He wears in glory Enthroned at His Father’s side. ~

The Cradle, the Cross, and the Crown

There are three things entwined so tightly That give meaning to this special day– The cradle that bore baby Jesus, The cross upon which He died, And the crown that He wears in glory Enthroned at His Father’s side. ~

O Christmas Tree

Thomas Owens Park looks beautiful as it has been dressed for the celebration of Christ’s birth with a Christmas Tree, lights, and decorations.   Mayor Randy Bolen, the Arts & Beautification Committee, city workers, many businesses and volunteers are responsible for

O Christmas Tree

Thomas Owens Park looks beautiful as it has been dressed for the celebration of Christ’s birth with a Christmas Tree, lights, and decorations.   Mayor Randy Bolen, the Arts & Beautification Committee, city workers, many businesses and volunteers are responsible for