The postal worker informed me, "That will cost $7.38." Ok no big deal. I pulled out my visa card. "Oh, we don't accept credit cards for amounts under $10." "HUMMMM," I thought to myself, "that needs to be posted at the front window before anyone walks up to your counter." Apparently it is I just … Continue reading Day 17 – What’s This Going to Cost Me?
Only the power of the Most High God had the ability to take His only begotten Son and change Jesus into an embryo then implant Him inside of Mary's womb. Jesus Son of God left the Throne Room of Heaven to swim in amniotic fluid for nine months. This event was a moment like no … Continue reading Day 16 – Overshadowed
A rose by any other name is still a rose. "At that time people began to call on the name of the Lord" Genesis 4:26 "Listen! You will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and you will name Him Jesus." Luke 1:31 "She will give birth to a son, and you will … Continue reading Day 14 – What’s in a name?
God had Mary in His mind before one day of her life had even begun. He told the prophet Isaiah about her, because He is omnipresent, He looked through time and saw this Steal Magnolia. God created Mary with strength enough to watch her oldest child hang on a cursed tree for the sins of … Continue reading Day 13 – Steal Magnolia
I kept my eyes averted from her scowl. I could tell she was annoyed that we had shown up late to breakfast. The free breakfast ends at 10 AM and we show up at 10 til. The woman in charge of breakfast had just begun taking down the juice and water set up. I heard … Continue reading Day 10 – God has taken away my disgrace
Day 8. Eight, a number for new beginnings, so we begin a new week for Advent 2016. We light another candle. It is purple and it is called the Candle of Preparation or the Bethlehem Candle. "But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are too small to be among the army groups from Judah, from you … Continue reading Day 8 – The Candle of Preparation
We are closing out the first week of Advent. Seven days have been spent with Zechariah stepping behind the curtain to the Holy Place. The atmosphere is awe inspiring. Behind this curtain God's Presence is palpable. It is weighty. It is glorious and it fills this space. This is his first time in … Continue reading Day 7 – Expecting the Holy
Humor me a moment. You have unearthed buried treasure in Your own back yard. You dust off the dirt that has collected on the chest. Your jubilant because of the brilliant color of each of the gems that shine before you as you open the box. The deepest blue sapphires, the radiant diamonds, the irridescent … Continue reading Day 6 – Hold onto the Promise
"Zechariah and Elizabeth truly did what God said was good. They did everything the Lord commanded and were without fault in keeping His law. But they had no children, because Elizabeth could not have a baby, and both of them were very old." Luke 1:6-7 NCV. This couple had all the spiritual credentials. Zechariah was … Continue reading Day 3 – He hears our prayers
"Now there was a man from Jerusalem named Simeon who was righteous and devout. He was waiting on the CONSOLATION OF ISRAEL, and the Holy Spirit was on him." Luke 2:25 NIV "And again, Isaiah says", "The Root of Jesse will spring up, one who will arise to rule over the nation, in Him the Gentiles … Continue reading Day 1 – The Prophecy Candle or The Candle of Hope