5 Scriptures to Pray When the Holidays Leave You Anxious

Although I dearly love Christmas time and all of the fun and making memories it entails, it can also be a hectic and draining time. Here are some good suggestions from BibleStudyTools.com……..



How Joseph Saved Christmas

Do you know who I most want to meet in Heaven after Jesus? Joseph, the adopted father of Jesus. What a special man he must have been! This article talks a little about him. From Place for Truth…………………….

The Waiting Is the Hardest Part: Advent and Waiting on the Lord

“In God’s infinite wisdom, he seems to have chosen to make extensive use of waiting in his sovereign purposes. Indeed, the common experience for the people of God in every generation has been characterized by waiting. Indeed, we are reminded of this reality every time we sing some of our most beloved Christmas hymns and carols.” From MatthewJHall.net…………………


Handel’s Messiah and the Secret of Advent

One of the emotional and spiritual highlights of my life has been the occasions that I had the pleasure of singing Handel’s Messiah in a community choir and a number of community sing-alongs of this great choral masterpiece. Here a Christian music scholar goes into the some detail about what Handel accomplished with this musical/spiritual composition. The video embedded in the article is worth the price of admission alone! From Alleluia!…………