December 25: “The Greatest Gift of All”

3 Minute Read + Scripture readings TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Zechariah 8:1-23 Revelation 16:1-21 Psalm 144:1-15 Proverbs 30:29-31 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Psalm 144:3-5 (CSB): “LORD, what is a human that you care for him, a son of man that you think of him? A human is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow. […]

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Welcome to Bethlehem! (then and now)

When we think of the nativity story as recounted in Scripture, our hearts warm. That’s because we weren’t there when it happened. A mom was visibly pregnant who claimed that she was still a virgin. Submitting to God’s will for her life had put her in a very unenviable position among her peers who would […]

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Reflections on “Welcome to Bethlehem”

Well, “Welcome to Bethlehem” is behind us. From a ministry standpoint, I hope and pray that it warmed people’s hearts and moved them a little closer to Jesus. From a personal standpoint, I’m going to miss spending the extra time with the team of people who made it possible. There are so many folks in […]

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“Welcome to Bethlehem” Dress Rehearsal

On Wednesday, December 12th, we had our last dress rehearsal before our first of three performances. Except for dressing up as an old Apostle John in 2002 for an Easter musical, I’ve never had to memorize as many lines, sing as many songs, and act as much on stage as I have in “Welcome To […]

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At the Murray Christmas Parade

This evening, we gathered with thousands of other Calloway County folks to enjoy our local Christmas Parade. Sean was at work and Joseph was in the band so we only had Zach, Dani, and Codey with us. We also missed getting to spend time with Nazdim. A little after 5 PM, the parade got underway […]

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So Much to Sing About!

Because Jesus has come we have so much to sing about! I love this time of year as we celebrate the arrival of God’s Son into our world (Isaiah 9:6-7). Because of His great love for us (John 3:16), He temporarily left His throne in Heaven and came to earth (Philippians 2:5-10), to take back […]

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“Welcome to Bethlehem” Musical @ Westside Baptist Church

To say that I am excited about our church’s upcoming Christmas musical would be an understatement. When I accepted Mike Crook’s offer to take the lead role, I did so with serious doubts about my ability to memorize the enormous amount of lines that my character (Mr. Wiseman) says. But now, 3 weeks before our […]

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