Grace Given

Jesus, our Savior, is born! All praise and glory to God, our Heavenly Father, for giving us such a wondrous gift! Jesus, our Immanuel, God with us. He is grace embodied. Grace given, Christ came and died for our salvation, giving His life for you and me. But it all started with the baby in [...]

Cultivate Gratitude in Life

When we are little our parents are frequently reminding us to say thank you, whether it is for the lollipop given by a friendly cashier, or a birthday gift from grandma and grandpa, they encourage us to remember our manners. Having a grateful spirit doesn't come naturally, it seems so much easier to grumble and [...]

Five Simple Lessons from the Christmas Tree

What can you learn from a Christmas tree? I find that the Christmas tree has much to teach us, simple reminders that truly keep Christ in Christmas.  First of all, the Christmas tree is shaped like an arrow pointing to heaven. This is a good reminder for us to keep an eternal perspective. Stress can takeover when [...]