Category Archives: Christmas

Children, Luke’s Gospel, and the names of Jesus

As a parent there are some moments when you think, “wow, I am doing ok, my kids may not need counseling after all.” Just the other day, my middle daughter Kenzie, wanted to show me something that she had been … Continue reading

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Advent # 3: God with us

Immanuel. This is the name that Jesus is referred to in Matthew 1:23, quoting Isaiah 7:14. Immanuel means, “God with us.” After reading the genealogy of Jesus, you begin to realize that God has been busy carrying out his plans … Continue reading

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Advent #2

Recently I was with the Retherford side of the family. My grandfather and his brothers were given a book from 1958. It was my great-grandmother Getrude’s funeral book. It was stashed away in someone’s attic and was rediscovered and passed on. I … Continue reading

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Advent #1

It is officially the Christmas season. Pumpkins have been replaced greenery, candles, lights, and Christmas trees. My hope is whether you had the opportunity to gather with family or not that you paused sometime during Thanksgiving to give thanks for … Continue reading

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I got told no…

I was invited to a speaking gig locally this week at a Christmas play, but when the powers that be found out I wasn’t a part of “their religious tribe,” my invitation was declined. I understand their concern to protect … Continue reading

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Sermon Outline for Christmas Sunday: The Jesus Story: The Gift That Keeps Giving (Col. 1:1-6)

Grace and peace to you from God our Father (Col 1:2) Grace – the free gift of God Peace – Shalom, wholeness and holiness (Luke 2:14) Between God and man, and man with man Faith and love spring from hope … Continue reading

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The true Spirit of Christmas…

Saturday my daughter’s and I along with some other good people we worship with and serve at Chisholm Trail church of Christ delivered food baskets to some folks in our community. I wanted my girls to be a part of … Continue reading

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…See the animals and pet baby Jesus…?

Last night, about 60 of my teens and adults caravan -ed to Chickasha, Oklahoma to attend a youth rally and then go see the Chickasha Christmas lights. We were late getting to the church building, had more kids arrive than I was … Continue reading

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