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Do you choose a word for the year?

Years ago I chose a word for the year, unaware it was a thing. Do you do this? Next week I’ll ask again and share my word for 2021. Generally my chosen word has served more as a focus to begin a new year rather than the guiding reminder I intend it to be—until this...

And His name will be… Prince of Peace

Peace is a deep desire human hearts share. How welcome the promise of a Prince of Peace must have been to the suffering people of Isaiah’s day. Today, that same promise quiets my heart. What is it that disrupts our peace? Worry, yes. Fear, yes. But what is at their...

And His name will be… Everlasting Father

We often call God Heavenly Father. Isaiah called Jesus Everlasting Father—God’s Son, our Father. There’s a thought to ponder! But I’ll leave it with you because I want to muse on having a Father who is everlasting—I think it means more than the eternal Father God who...

And His name will be… Mighty God

Mighty God almost seems like a redundant title. Can God (or even a god) be considered anything but mighty? Must it be clarified that part of God’s nature is might? Is it possible we sometimes forget He is mighty? When people we cared about fought for their lives on...

And His name will be… Wonderful Counselor

When Isaiah foretold that a Child would be born, a Son for us, the first name he mentions  is Wonderful Counselor. Did you ever wonder about his choice of titles? I think I would have first said Savior of the World or Redeemer of Humanity, but Isaiah started with...

Thanks Giving

If ever there was a November that needed grateful hearts, this is the one! Throughout a trying and painful 2020 it’s been easy to list our challenges and grievances, worries and fears. It still is. Saying “thank you” will bring our blessings into focus and, hopefully,...