Category Archives : The Wonder of Christmas

Is Christmas More Messy Than Merry? – The Wonder of Christmas 2

Merry Christmas! Here we are. It’s Christmas Eve. As we’ve been on this road of returning our hearts to the wonder of Christmas, it’s been a joy to travel alongside of you in these days. Thanks for joining me today. Snow fell during the night last night here in Iowa. Our first measurable amount this […]

What’s The Best Gift We Can Give? – The Wonder of Christmas

The wise men appear on the scene from the east. They followed his star and came to Bethlehem to worship the baby who was born to be king of the Jews. (Did you ever notice this about the star before?? It wasn’t a star, or the star, but HIS star.) Read the full account here. […]

The Importance Of The Shepherds – The Wonder Of Christmas 2

The importance of the shepherds in the Christmas story might just be my favorite part. (Read Luke 2:8-20.) But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, […]

Rejoicing In The Manger Miracle – The Wonder of Christmas 5

We’ve been on quite a journey so far in returning our hearts to the wonder of Christmas. Thanks for coming back and joining me here. We’re peering into Luke 2 again today. This time, we rejoice in the birth of our Savior! While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. And […]

The Significance Of Joseph’s Actions – The Wonder Of Christmas 2

Today we look at the significance of Joseph in the Christmas story. Can you imagine being in his shoes that first Christmas? We don’t want to miss one thing God might have for us, right? It would be easy to read through this part of the story and miss the significance of it all. So […]

Will We, Like Mary, Say Yes? – The Wonder Of Christmas 3

Mary. The account of the angel appearing to her in the story of Christmas continues to amaze me each time I read it. “Don’t be afraid, Mary,” the angel told her, “for you have found favor with God! You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus. He will […]

Will We Make Room? – The Wonder Of Christmas

We’re returning our hearts to the wonder of Christmas, and goodness, we’ve covered much over the last two weeks. We’ve looked at living with less stress this season, showing compassion to others, grief during Christmastime, and when the holidays are hard. We’ve embraced the imperfect Christmas, and we even discussed real-life Grinches. Thank you for joining […]