Category: Christmas

Heaven Had 2 Refugees

22/12/2019
Heaven Had 2 Refugees

Heaven 'begins' with a throne surrounded by supernatural well-wishers. Streets of gold, boughs of healing, my history hidden and empty of evil; this is the eternal fabric of heaven.

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HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

24/12/2018
HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

Five quick quotes to remember at Christmas: 1) "You've stood where Joseph stood. Caught between what God says and what makes sense.

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Making Christmas Reciprocal#

20/12/2018
Making Christmas Reciprocal#

If you were the Creator of the Universe, how would you run things? Would you lead with an iron fist or the roar of a lion? You could if you wished...

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A Dickens of a Christmas

19/12/2018
A Dickens of a Christmas

Scores of small bouncing bodies splash Christmas shopping malls with unfettered energy. Fidgeting size four shoes ignore their accelerating heartbeats.

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The Christmas Gift of Hope#

18/12/2018
The Christmas Gift of Hope#

Patience involves looking attentively in the right direction, scanning the horizons for glimpses of God's action.   Mary and Joseph waited patiently for the favor of God.

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Christmas Presence

13/12/2018
Christmas Presence

Restless men scour experience, accumulate goods and search the face of this earth for identity. Such is their lot.   There is a wicked burden mankind bears.

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Of Stables & Deserts

11/12/2018
Of Stables & Deserts

Inhospitable places to humans are the rich soils for eternity! Elijah rose from a mountainous Gilead, John the Baptist was groomed in the desert, Jesus was born in a stable! Into His...

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Don't Mess with the Manger!

10/12/2018
Don't Mess with the Manger!

Are the verses below the intentions of a retiring timidity?  Could these be spoken through innocent, quiet eyes gazing up from a valueless crib? Via an infant the great and only I AM ushers...

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Christmas Poverty

21/12/2017
Christmas Poverty

Could the good Lord plead this Christmas time: Please add faith, hope and love to the gifts you seek and give this Christmas.

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An 'Anyway' Christmas#

19/12/2017
An 'Anyway' Christmas#

Inscribed on the wall of Mother Teresa's childrens' home in Calcutta is 'ANYWAY'. 'ANYWAY' is a refreshing poem of life giving values. 'ANYWAY' echoes much of Christ's giving.

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A Holy Optimism

18/12/2017
A Holy Optimism

Understand the heavenly time zone we live in: There are many wars and many more rumours of wars, Nations do and will rise against nations, And terror spreads darkness across God's earth....

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Christmas Cheer

14/12/2017
Christmas Cheer

Christmas is the Father delivering a love letter to His world not via a post-box, but a manger. This letter is as short as it is loving.

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Christmas Holds A Sword

13/12/2017
Christmas Holds A Sword

There is a significant absurdity to Christmas. Christmas is the mighty arm of God stretched down to an earth enveloped by darkness and imprisoned to sin.

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Breaking Christmas Shackles

12/12/2017
Breaking Christmas Shackles

Is there a fearsome gun-toting believer who will free the baby Jesus to face His world? Jesus needs to be liberated from the manger and lifted from the hay.

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Above the Tags, Bags & Rags

10/12/2017
Above the Tags, Bags & Rags

Christmas purchases account for 1/6th of all annual retail sales in the U. S. Masses of devotees are dedicated to addictive shopping. It is largely devoid of any teamwork.

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Sharing God's Greatness

28/12/2016
Sharing God's Greatness

At that first Christmas Mary proclaimed our Lord's wonder, then almost four centuries later Bishop Ambrose of Milan (c340-397) taught us how to live it.

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8 Good Wishes but 1 Potent Gift

20/12/2016
8 Good Wishes but 1 Potent Gift

Nobility is surely mankind's heart at its purest, its most God-like. Problematic to much well-meaning desire is a feeble humankind wishing for what they cannot achieve.

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The Christmas Guarantee

19/12/2016
The Christmas Guarantee

Around 700 years prior to Jesus' birth Israel's prophet Isaiah described the distress that earth's people lived in. He spoke of their hunger and anger, their cursing and darkness.

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Finding Joy in a Crowded Season#

13/12/2016
Finding Joy in a Crowded Season#

Christmas first triggers and then assembles a myriad of thoughts and emotions within a man. Since 1843 Charles Dickens in 'A Christmas Carol' has educated the western world.

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Pondering Christmas#

12/12/2016
Pondering Christmas#

That night the Lord was born every spiritual and earthly realm was shaken. Heaven broke into our shackles of time and space.

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4 Lessons from 3 Kings

11/12/2016
4 Lessons from 3 Kings

Did the gift givers to baby Jesus come as kings from Africa, Asia and Europe? Possibly! This thought pleases me for it captures a gathering of three kings from three continents...

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THE EVE of TRUTH

24/12/2015
THE EVE of TRUTH

T'was the night before Jesus came and all through the house Not a creature was praying, not one in the house.

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A Twitter #CHRISTMAS Hint

20/12/2015
A Twitter #CHRISTMAS Hint

Just four days now until Santa gets stuck in the chimney, the elves lay down their tools and the reindeers stand again upon terra firma, for Christmas is so close.

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One Gift Gives Forever

17/12/2015
One Gift Gives Forever

Every gift from your friend is a wish for happiness. ~ Richard Bach. When there were no skies and no place to hang the stars. . .

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What if Heaven was for Sale?

15/12/2015
What if Heaven was for Sale?

How would a real estate agent market heaven? Maybe: beautiful one day perfect the next,the pleasure palace ora place with space?There could be no tired aphorisms such as: renovate or detonate,diamond in the...

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Joining Simeon?

10/12/2015
Joining Simeon?

All the battleship grey chairs were prematurely full.  This early opening suburban surgery was abuzz. Nervous expectancy only heightened by each subsequent minute the doctor was late.

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Christmas Pioneers

9/12/2015
Christmas Pioneers

Pioneers are the yeast of a better tomorrow. They are the brave and diligent explorers of improvement.   History's annals record pioneers with great affection.

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Finding Home after Christmas

8/12/2015
Finding Home after Christmas

Where was the home of the wise men who searched Jesus out - Babylonia or Arabia? Their origins are as unclear as their guidance is clear, their home as unknown as their...

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God Never Blinks#

29/11/2015
God Never Blinks#

Soul Snack 245/14 . . . “Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art,” John Keats introduced his reader to eternity.

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THE WHITE COMPASS

23/12/2014
THE WHITE COMPASS

Soul Snack 246/14 . . . My loud and un-sneaking suspicion confirms what most of this planet's distressed dwellers fail to realise: Christmas is THE compass to the world.

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The Lighthouse Cradle

11/12/2014
The Lighthouse Cradle

Soul Snack 238/14 . . . Beacons are sentinels for safety and comfort. They warn the wayfarer, the ignorant and the weary of danger.

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A Christmas Collage

20/12/2013

Soul Snack 245/13 . . . A Christmas Collage Jesus' welcome to earth was as humble as His birthplace and life upon earth.

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Cradle to Cross

20/12/2013

Soul Snack 244/13 . . . Cradle to CrossThere is an infant peeking through the windows in the suburbs.

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12 Days of Christmas

19/12/2013

Soul Snack 243/13 . . . 12 Days of Christmas 2000 years ago a birth reconfigured all history. A shaft of light descended intersecting the story of all mankind.

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Royal Giving

21/12/2011

Soul Snack 225/11 . . . . Royal Giving On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him.

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Royal Giving

21/12/2011

Soul Snack 225/11 . . . Royal Giving On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him.

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