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Thursday, December 13, 2018

God Is With Us

| 1:56 min read | Matthew 1:23 “Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and he will be called Immanuel (meaning, God is with us).” When a child feels disturbed or distressed, their first reaction is to look or cry for mom or dad. A parent’s presence has […]

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Hope Entered the World

| 2:07 min read | Isaiah 9:2-6 “The people who walk in darkness will see a great light—a light that will shine on all who live in the land where death casts its shadow. Israel will again be great, and its people will rejoice as people rejoice at harvest time. They will shout with joy […]

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

A Special Birthday

| 1:56 min read | John 1:14 “So the Word became human and lived here on earth among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the only Son of the Father.” Birthdays are special. They acknowledge a person’s entrance into the world and the […]

Monday, December 10, 2018

Part of the Family!

| 2:14 min read | Luke 1:39-40 “A few days later Mary hurried to the hill country of Judea, to the town where Zechariah lived. She entered the house and greeted Elizabeth.” Shortly after receiving the news that she was to carry the Christ-child, Mary headed to the home of Elizabeth, the soon-to-be mother of […]

Friday, December 7, 2018

The Perfect Gift

| 2:00 min read | Matthew 2:11 “They entered the house where the child and his mother, Mary, were, and they fell down before him and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.” Gift giving is a wonderful tradition of Christmas. Finding that perfect gift […]

Thursday, December 6, 2018

In The Company of Shepherds

| 1:56 min read | Luke 2:15-17 “When the angels had returned to heaven, the shepherds said to each other, ‘Come on, let’s go to Bethlehem! Let’s see this wonderful thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.’ They ran to the village and found Mary and Joseph. And there was the […]

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Sweet Gratitude

| 2:00 min read | Luke 1:46-49 “Mary responded, ‘Oh, how I praise the Lord. How I rejoice in God my Savior! For he took notice of his lowly servant girl, and now generation after generation will call me blessed. For he, the Mighty One, is holy, and he has done great things for me.’” […]

Tuesday, December 4, 2018


| 2:06 min read | Luke 2:8-11 “That night some shepherds were in the fields outside the village, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terribly frightened, but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. […]

Monday, December 3, 2018


| 2:00 min read | Luke 1:38 “Mary responded, ‘I am the Lord’s servant, and I am willing to accept whatever he wants. May everything you have said come true.’ And then the angel left.” These words of Mary follow a startling message from the angel Gabriel to her. The angel told Mary that she […]

Friday, November 30, 2018


| 1:39 min read | Matthew 3:1-2 “In those days John the Baptist began preaching in the Judean wilderness. His message was, ‘Turn from your sins and turn to God, because the Kingdom of Heaven is near.’” If you met him once, you would never forget him. His appearance was a bit unusual, and his […]

Thursday, November 29, 2018


| 2:03 min read | Matthew 1:18-21 “Now this is how Jesus the Messiah was born. His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. But while she was still a virgin, she became pregnant by the Holy Spirit. Joseph, her fiancé, being a just man, decided to break the engagement quietly, so as […]

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

New Beginnings

| 1:49 min read | Isaiah 43:19 “For I am about to do a brand-new thing. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness for my people to come home. I will create rivers for them in the desert!” If you have ever made a […]

Tuesday, November 27, 2018


| 2:04 min read | Isaiah 7:14 “… The Lord himself will choose the sign. Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanue—‘God is with us.’” These words were spoken through the prophet Isaiah approximately 700 years before Jesus Christ was born. It is […]

Monday, November 26, 2018


| 1:33 min read | Matthew 2:6 “O Bethlehem of Judah, you are not just a lowly village in Judah, for a ruler will come from you who will be the shepherd for my people Israel.” The word “advent” refers to the coming or arrival of someone or something. It is traditionally and liturgically connected […]