We Like Sheep

We Like Sheep

2 Corinthians 1:3-5 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. […]

Your Safe House

Your Safe House

“The joy of the LORD is your strength” (Nehemiah 8:10).   A few years ago in southwestern Ontario we had one of the coldest winters recorded in fifty years. Preceding this deep and quick freeze was a spike in temperature that yielded such a deluge of rain and freezing rain that the ice it produced […]

The Power of the Word “Is”

The Power of the Word “Is”

“The joy of the LORD IS your strength” (Nehemiah 8:10).   My fifth grade English teacher had us write in our journals every day. In one entry I made a terrible attempt at writing a poem about cats in which every line ended with the word “is” or “are” or “were”. I can still see […]

Christmas Names/The Second Hand Nativity   

Christmas Names/The Second Hand Nativity   

Christmas Names By, Tobi H. I love listening to Christmas music all throughout the advent season. Recently, I’ve been meditating on the hymn based off of Isaiah 9:6, “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince […]

 Worshipping the Wonderful One

 Worshipping the Wonderful One

 Worshipping the Wonderful One By, Wendy M. “Why do you ask my name, seeing it is wonderful?”  (Judges 13:18) I never thought of going to the book of Judges for a Christmas devotional, but when I began a study on the word “wonderful” in Scripture, this was the first passage in the Word in which […]

From Fear to Joy

From Fear to Joy

It’s the time of year for Christmas movies and my absolute favorite is A Charlie Brown Christmas. I still get chills during the speech that Linus gives when Charlie Brown asks if anyone knows what the true meaning of Christmas is. Linus responds by quoting from Luke 2 and telling Charlie Brown, “That’s what Christmas […]