It’s been a rough few weeks and I haven’t been writing or reading as much. I finally got caught up with my blog reading today, and wanted to share some of the blogs that I really enjoyed. It is my joy to share them with you, and I pray that God moves in you as He did in me when I first read them.
So, last week I said that I was taking the week off to focus on pressing into new and fresh looks at the gospel, Scripture, and Christ as a whole. I’ll talk more about that later on in the week, but I wanted to share something with you that I feel God showed me during this time.
Posted in Advent
Tagged Advent, Be Strong and Courageous, Christianity, Christians, Christmas, God, Gospel, Grace, Jesus, Joshua, Simeon, Waiting for the Lord
I just recently became acquainted with Preston Yancey’s blog through A Deeper Story when my step-dad emailed me a link to one of Preston’s stories. It took about ten seconds for me to add both blogs to my RSS feed. After Preston posted a preview of his Advent eBook, This Fearsome Thing of Grace, I was ecstatic when he announced that he wanted bloggers to review it. Preston was gracious enough to send me a free copy of the eBook for review purposes, and it has been my joy to read it, and I pray that I do his brilliant work justice as I write.
And by “finally” I mean it came out in 2008, and I just found it, lol. Enjoy the political correctness smashing 🙂
When we think of Christmas, we may think of baby Jesus lying in a manger, surrounded by shepherds coming to see the baby the angels told them about. We may also think of the three wise men showing up a few years later, or we may even think of the nativity scenes that so often incorrectly include the wise men at the manger. Many of us may be so overwhelmed with the busyness of the holiday season that we don’t have time to think about why we’re running around like chickens with our heads cut off trying to buy that last present on Christmas Eve, or simply trying to come up with new places to hide the presents we’ve bought so that the future detectives (a.k.a. nosy kids) running around don’t find the unwrapped presents and ruin the surprise. Then we have the younger ones, to whom, for the most part, Christmas is about one thing: getting presents. Continue reading
Posted in Bible Study
Tagged Angels, Baby Jesus, Christ, Christianity, Christmas, Church, Crucifixion, Divine Plan, Easter, Evil, God, God's Will, Gospel, Jesus, Manger, Pain, Religion, Shepherds, Sovereignty, Suffering, The Bible, The Cross, Wise Men