Tag Archives: Christmas

It’s a wonderful life

In the Christmas classic, It’s a Wonderful Life, George Bailey, at a desperate time in his life, wishes he were never born. Clarence Odbody, Angel 2nd Class, sees this as his opportunity to save George from a drunken suicide and … Continue reading

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Secret Jesus

You’ve heard of Secret Santa. Well now that Christmas is over I want to encourage you to consider being a Secret Jesus. Think about introducing hope to the hopeless and watch the power of Christ come alive as God did … Continue reading

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Where has all the goodness gone?

But the fruit of the Spirit is … love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23) The fruit of the Spirit is … goodness. This is a trait sorely … Continue reading

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How to live with conflict this Christmas

But the fruit of the Spirit is … [May I have the envelope, please …] love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23) “Glory to God in highest heaven, … Continue reading

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Glad tidings of great JOY!

But the fruit of the Spirit is … [May I have the envelope, please …] love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23) Do not be afraid. I bring … Continue reading

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‘As you wish’

But the fruit of the Spirit is … [May I have the envelope, please] … love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23) Earlier this year, we had some … Continue reading

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Course correction

My last three Catches were about Joseph, earthly father of Jesus. In the first one I challenged some conventional thinking about Joseph in suggesting that he didn’t stand up for his wife’s story about why she was pregnant when he … Continue reading

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A Christmas Birthday Wish

Sometimes he can go through a whole morning without ever thinking about it. In so many ways Jesus was just a normal almost seven-year-old kid playing soccer with his friends in the street. But then he’ll pull a move like … Continue reading

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