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Christmas Day

Lack of Fear The Women at the Tomb Lesson Verse Matthew 28:1-7 Introduction I know this is an Advent study for Christmas. This is also the story of fear, how it came into the world and how Jesus, even before He was born, worked to eliminate fear from our lives forever. In order to fulfill […]

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The Fourth Sunday in Advent

Lack of Status The Shepherds Lesson Verse Luke 2:8-20 Introduction On the night Jesus was born, the angel appeared to one of the most under appreciated groups in the community. The angel had appeared first to Zechariah, a priest. Then to Mary, the mother of Jesus. Then to Joseph, husband of Mary and father on […]

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The Third Saturday in Advent

How Much Are You Worth to God? I mean it. How much do you think you are worth to God? Yes, it’s easy to recite the verse above that tells you that God takes care of the needs of sparrows and you are worth more than them so He will take care of you. Reciting […]

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The Third Friday in Advent

Lord Grant Me Peace! You may find yourself saying this, or some version of this statement, throughout the Holiday season. You must remember that you already have His peace within you. In the Gospel of John, during the Last Supper, Jesus told His disciples that He was leaving them 3 things: A Helper, in the […]

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The Third Thursday in Advent

May I Serve You? I assume your friends and family aren’t enemies. And if they were, you probably wouldn’t spend much time with them. I do know, however, that families can be trying. Even more so when we’re tired from all the rush of the Holidays. People push us, just a bit and we are […]

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The Third Wednesday in Advent

The Sky Is Falling I don’t know about you but if the earth gave way, the mountains fell, and everything else mentioned in today’s verse were to happened, I’d be at least a little bit afraid! Let’s, however, look at this in terms of Christmas stress. 🙂 Moms have so much to do on a […]

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The Third Tuesday in Advent

Nearer My God to Me! Our God is not simply a distant being that never interacts with us. Not only does He interact, He cares enough for all of us to come to us when we are afraid and He reassures us. There are so many things that frighten us during the Christmas season. We […]

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The Third Monday in Advent

Surrounded As moms, we often find ourselves surrounded. Spouses, kids, bosses, friends, school, organizations, and more. During the Holiday season, we have even more people surrounding us: church, extended family, and more. It’s easy to become overwhelmed, stressed and even scared. We worry we will be unable to meet the needs of everyone wanting something […]

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The Third Sunday in Advent

Lack of Faith Joseph Lesson Verse Matthew 1:18-25 Introduction Joseph is often the forgotten person in the Christmas story. Yet, he played a very important part. From the beginning, Joseph was the figure in the background yet he had an impact on Mary’s life and on Jesus’. In the birth story, Joseph shows us what […]

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The Second Saturday in Advent

All by Myself Some days, it feels like everyone is against us. We can’t seem to do anything right. Add to that the pressure of the Christmas season and it’s enough to drive us to bed, pull the covers over our head, and stay there until after the first of the year. When we feel […]

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