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I Had Planned

Talitha Arnold

"I had planned to build a house of rest for the ark of the covenant of the Lord. . . and I made preparations for building." - 1 Chronicles 28:1-10  

Hidden Treasure

Ron Buford

"Jesus answered, ‘Can you make the guests of the bridegroom fast while he is with them?'" - Luke 5:33-39

Jesus the Baby

Donna Schaper

"(He said this to indicate the kind of death by which he would glorify God.) After this he said to him, ‘Follow me.'" - John 21:19

Hard to Forgive

Richard L. Floyd

"Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you." - Ephesians 4:32

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