Merry Christmas!


Proverbs 17:22 tells us that a merry heart does good like medicine (

The word ‘merry’: it’s on every Christmas card and Instagram post. It’s easy to feel ‘cheerful and lively’ on Christmas day. What’s not to love about it?

Among the presents, food and family, can you take a moment to think about what makes you merry today? Is it the indescribable gift (2 Corinthians 9:15) we were given in Jesus? Even if we have nothing, we were given everything on this day.

That’s worth getting excited over!

Enjoy the day, be merry, and take some time to thank God for His ultimate gift!


Christmas Week

It’s Christmas week! Anticipation fills the air. No matter how you celebrate Christmas, there’s no denying that the week feels different.

I wonder how God must have been feeling, knowing He was about to send Jesus to earth. How Mary and Joseph must have been feeling, knowing their son was going to be born any minute. My word, the anticipation must have been intense on heaven and earth!

Jesus’s birth was God’s way of adopting us into his family, forever. As anticipation builds over these next few days, remember where it all started; why it all started.

Galatians 4:4 -5



Celebrating the New Year has a way of helping us look back on the past year and think about the year to come.

As you look back remember
“as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us”.
(Psalm 103:12 –

As you look forward remember
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord”
(Romans 8:38,39 –



It’s almost 2019!

“Make hay while the sun shinesthat’s smart; go fishing during harvestthat’s stupid” (Proverbs 10:5 –
This is a bit of a Yoda verse and filled with farming lingo, but it expresses a simple truth.


There is a time to play XBOX and a time to play outside. There is a time to sleep late and a time to get up early. There is a time to watch TV and a time to talk with family. There is a time to go to church and a time to take church to the world.