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Grace For the Old Too

Tony Robinson

"Do not be afraid, Zechariah . . . Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you will name him John. You will have joy and gladness . . ." - Luke 1: 13 - 14

Can You Hear Me Now?

Kenneth L. Samuel

"In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days God has spoken to us by God's Son . . . appointed heir of all things, and through whom God made the universe." - Hebrews 1: 1-2


Peter Ilgenfritz

"In that region there were shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.  And lo, an angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Fear not: for behold I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people." - Luke 2:8-10

Family Sing-Along

Quinn G. Caldwell

"And Mary said, ‘My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my savior…'" - Luke 1:46-55

God With Us

Molly Baskette

. . . an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.  She will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins." All this took place to fulfill what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet: "Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel," which means, "God is with us." - Matthew 1:18-25

Who Am I?

Anthony B. Robinson

"Praise God, sun and moon: praise God, all you shining stars! Praise God, all the angels; praise God all God's host." - Psalm 98 

How Can I Keep From Singing?

Talitha Arnold

"I will sing of your steadfast love, O Lord, forever." - Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26

The Oddest Wedding Sermon I Ever Heard

Marriage means deciding to be married, and focusing on that decision together. It means setting your sights on the covenant you make with your partner, and keeping your 'eyes on the prize.'

The Peace the World Cannot Give

No generation in history has put so much thought, energy and money into keeping itself safe and secure, but still we are not at peace.

Fierce Love

I wish more couples would choose this verse from Song of Songs for their weddings rather than the more popular passage from I Corinthians (love is patient, love is kind, zzzzzzzz).