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    December 21 This World Is Not My Home

    Friends, this world is not your home, so don’t make yourselves cozy in it. Don’t indulge your ego at the expense of your soul. Live an exemplary life among the natives so that your actions will refute their prejudices. Then they’ll be won over to God’s side and be there...
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    December 20 His Promise

    And now this Good News has been announced to you by those who preached in the power of the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. 1 Peter 1:12b NLT Lately, I’ve been thinking about faith. I was taught that God will always provide what I need. But what about when He...
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    December 19 He Hears Our Prayers

    For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer… 1Peter 3:12a (NIV) With Christmas around the corner, my husband and I think of our grandchildren. Each of them displays the unique fingerprints of God. In His design, He made us grandparents,...
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    December 18 The Joy of Gifts

    As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 1 Peter 4:10 NAS Because of my dad’s religion, our family did not exchange Christmas presents for most of my childhood. I never understood using religion to deprive children of the...
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    December 17 One Thing Remains

    But the Word of the LORD remains forever, and that Word is the Good News that was preached to you.  1 Peter 1:25 NLT One of my favorite Christmas mornings, my brother and I slipped out of bed and hurried to the living room, I noticed a small wardrobe under...
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    December 16 Anticipation

    Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 1:13 NASB Christmas is the celebration of the first coming of Jesus Christ. From my childhood to now, Christmas is...
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    December 15 Prepare My Heart

    For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer…1Peter 3:12a  NIV Each pregnancy deepened my spiritual gifts, especially patience. In nine months, two miracles from God developed – my baby and me, a servant-mother. With patience and submission, I auto-tuned to...
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    December 14 First Celebrations

    And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away. 1 Peter 5:4 NIV My mother passed away on October 28, 2006. I often thought her heavenly crown must surely be full of jewels! A true “Proverbs 31” woman, she raised four...
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    December 13 A New Day

    That the tested genuineness of your faith, more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 1Peter 1:7 ESV Last winter, in the middle of the Christmas season, my burdened...
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    December 12 Love One Another

    Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8 NASB The Christmas season presents opportunities to be with large groups of people. For the most part, this is a blessing. However, there may be individuals in any group we...