Advent Reading Day 15 – Turkey Free Christmas

22 When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every firstborn male is to be consecrated to the Lord”, 24 and to offer a sacrifice in keeping with what is said in the Law of the Lord: “a pair of doves or… Read More

Advent Reading Day 13 – The Power of Testimony

“16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying… Read More

Advent Reading Day 12 – Setting the Lonely in Families

“A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in His holy dwelling.  God sets the lonely in families, he leads forth the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun scorched land.”  Psalm 68:5-6 Family.   It is one of the great things about the holidays for so many of us.  A time to see family members that we only see one time per year.  A time… Read More