Where Did You Get the Idea for Your Most Recent Book, Chosen?

Dec 11

Where Did You Get the Idea for Your Most Recent Book, Chosen?

When most people read the biblical narrative of the birth of Christ, they see a perfect, holy family fulfilling God’s perfect plan. When I read the biblical narrative of the birth of Jesus, I see a teenage girl who got pregnant and everyone thought the worst about her. Her own boyfriend assumed she’d been unfaithful. The gossip and public shame became so great the...

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Just in Time for the Holidays -> Chosen: A 31-Day Christmas Devotional

Dec 01

Just in Time for the Holidays -> Chosen: A 31-Day Christmas Devotional

I’m pleased to introduce my new devotional book, Chosen: A 31-Day Christmas Devotional. As I worked on these devotional messages, I found myself moved by some truths I have struggled with over the years. I hope you’ll feel the same way when you read them. Instead of telling you about the devotional, I want you to experience it for yourself. Enjoy a...

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December 31: He Will Come Again

Dec 31

December 31: He Will Come Again

So also Christ was offered once for all time as a sacrifice to take away the sins of many people. He will come again, not to deal with our sins, but to bring salvation to all who are eagerly waiting for him. Hebrews 9:28   Advent means “arrival or coming.” Some Christians refer to the Christmas season as Advent because it celebrates the arrival of Christ. Long...

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December 30: God Speaks in Dreams

Dec 30

December 30: God Speaks in Dreams

He speaks in dreams, in visions of the night, when deep sleep falls on people as they lie in their beds. Job 33:15   Have you ever stopped to consider the number of times dreams were involved in the birth of Christ? According to the Bible, God used at least five dreams regarding the events of the birth of Christ: An angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a...

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December 29: Life Is Full of Detours

Dec 29

December 29: Life Is Full of Detours

When Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt. “Get up!” the angel said. “Take the child and his mother back to the land of Israel, because those who were trying to kill the child are dead.” So Joseph got up and returned to the land of Israel with Jesus and his mother. But when he learned that the new ruler of Judea was Herod’s son...

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