Month: December 2021
We Need Jesus – Are We Honest About That?
“He has filled the hungry with good things; And sent away the rich empty- handed.” Luke 1: 53 Pride is an American institution. We have self-made men. We have stars. We have prima donnas. We have divas. We are the wealthiest nation on earth. We put those who look good on camera into the spotlight…
Christmas Eve Service
Calvary’s Candlelight Christmas Eve Service Christmas Eve – 7 PM Candlelight, precious hymns, God’s promises. We think deeply together about the coming of Jesus. We are blessed as we do. For those who might be uncomfortable with live flames, electric candles are available upon request.
God’s Peculiar Preparation
When we think of Christmas preparations we usually think of trees and lights and tinsel and stuff. However, someone else prepared for the coming of Jesus. No, I am not talking about Mary or Joseph. I am talking about God. And I am not talking about the immediate preparation of angels or stars or wisemen.…
Faith through Disappointment (the one about bitterness)
Consider the alternative When we feel disappointment sometimes we give ourselves permission to be angry for a while. That’s actually okay. There is nothing wrong with acknowledging how someone has hurt us. In fact, it is healthy to be honest about our feelings. However, there are enough scriptures that warn us about holding onto our hurt to make…
Faith Through Disappointment (part 2)
Then the Lord said to me, “Go again, love a woman who is loved by her husband, yet an adulteress, even as the Lord loves the sons of Israel though they turn to other gods and love raisin cakes.” (emphasis mine) Hosea 3:1 Remember what we learned a couple of weeks ago: God knows disappointment.…