In reality, no one needs a Christmas tree, decorations, lights, presents, and eggnog. In fact, we would do well to scale down on our “need” for these things and remember why the 25th of December is even highlighted on the calendar: to celebrate the beginning of a shift in history, the birth of Christ. History shifted for me personally when the Christmas story became my story –and my life changed.
What mattered this year is if I honestly represented my Lord and His Mission as I went about my days, if I reached out with mercy and grace, even when I’ve not been offered that same courtesy.
It’s been a year of everything from great highs to some pretty deep lows, but God has brought us through. We’ve seen everything from new church plants to torn tents – but here we are! Please click on the YouTube link below for a video update and teaser of a new nation that may be opening to us in the near future. May your Christmas and New Year be amazing! Blessings!
After a few seasons, there will be acres and acres of beautiful harvest – but it began with one, just one simple Seed.
It’s almost here! Christmas! As a child, I was definitely the sneakiest child in our family. I was incurably curious. Always asking, always looking, peeking, and doing my level best to figure out what was in the boxes under the Christmas tree. One year in particular, my inquiring ventures landed me in a bit of trouble. I had been asking for the “in” toy that year: a talking Big Bird. Oh HOW I WANTED THIS BIG BIRD! Now, in our family, we were never unaware when it was time to wrap Christmas presents. We kids would suddenly be banished to bed at a strange hour (maybe 6 pm) and there would be a sudden blast of the sound of wrapping paper, cutting, taping, and the occasional whispering of, “No, turn it this way!” Or, “I told you to buy a different colour!” Did they not realize we kids heard everything? My curiosity became more than I could bear one Christmas when I was about
Why is it that we are so easy to reject correction or warning? Why are we so sure that our own ways are the best?
Please keep Malawi, which, has been listed as the poorest nation in the world in 2016, in your hearts and prayers.
We’ve often quoted Mark 10:14 where Jesus says, “…Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God.” But have we really understood what it means to come as a child?