Life In the Struggle

No room for Him in the inn.
New life birthed in the struggle of chaos.
Laid in a feeding trough.
Visited by shepherds, and
Glorified by angels.

Rejected by His hometown.
Ministry prevailed in the struggle against darkness.
Nowhere to lay His head.
Followed by sinners, and
Promised by prophets.

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The Ultimate Gift

May your preparations for Christmas be filled with awe and wonder as you meditate on the
Ultimate Gift.

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Kissed by the Name

Fifty-two years ago this month, my husband, Keith, stole a kiss by the elevator in the university’s dorm. Public Display of Affection! We’d just been lectured about that from our floor monitor.

Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! Song of Solomon 1:2

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Languages of Love

“And a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice came out of the cloud,
“This is my beloved Son; listen to him.” Mark 9:7

Jesus took Peter, James, and John with Him, and they walked up a high mountain. He was transfigured there, and the clothing of Jesus became a radiant white. Moses and Elijah appeared and talked with Jesus. Not knowing what to say, Peter offered to make tents for the three of them. Then, they heard God tell them that Jesus was His Son. The command, listen to Him.

We listen to Jesus through reading the Bible, praying, waiting, praising, confessing, and much more. Listening intently is foundational in our relationship with Jesus.

Listening is also foundational in our marriages. Gary Chapman has gifted us with some insight in The 5 Love Languages.

Although we can be predominant in one or two of the love languages that Gary Chapman reveals, Jesus used all of the love languages, even more than five.

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