God Says, Yes

Week of Love We give thanks for the perfect love of your Son, so that we may, with grateful hearts, love one another.  Amen Weekly Advent Prayers by Betty Claire Jackson By Garrett Vickrey John 3:16-17 This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why:…

Celebrate

Week of Love We give thanks for the perfect love of your Son, so that we may, with grateful hearts, love one another.  Amen Weekly Advent Prayers by Betty Claire Jackson By Sandy Peters Luke 2:11-14 Hmmm! Reverence and celebration! Wow! I’m looking at the two Advent themes for this year surrounded by the two prevailing themes…

God with Us

Week of Love We give thanks for the perfect love of your Son, so that we may, with grateful hearts, love one another.  Amen Weekly Advent Prayers by Betty Claire Jackson By Curtis Peterson John 6:33 “For the bread of God is the bread that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”   At…

Love in Action

The Week of Joy At the birth of your Son, you whisper to our hearts, Father, as you fill us with the joy of our salvation. We thank you. Amen Weekly Advent Prayers by Betty Claire Jackson By Debby Murphy Romans 12:9-12 When God called Mike and me to move to San Antonio two years…

You Are Loved

By Garrett Vickrey Luke 2:11-14 On a side street just off of South Congress in Austin there is a mint green wall with a message written on it. Scrawled across the wall in cursive red spray paint are the simple words, “I love you so much”. Every day hundreds of people come from all over to…

Life, Love, and Joy

By Marilyn Gladson John 6:33 “The true bread of God is the one who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” Today is a special day for me. My father was born on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1926. Once, when I was a child, I asked him if he got combined Christmas/Birthday gifts…

Gifts of Light

By Daniel Zamora Isaiah 9:2-3 Increase your Joy and Rejoice! Have you ever tried to walk in the darkness, at least a few steps to reach the closest light switch or perhaps when the power is out during a big storm, and are trying to reach your cell phone or any other source of light? We…

God’s Present

By Sandra Peters Jude 1:24-25 Hallelujah, it’s Christmas Eve and we are celebrating the Present of presents! King of kings!  Lord of lords! Yes! Jesus Christ!! The ultimate Present from God!!! Thanks be to God!!!! Think about all that has happened in 2016. God through His Beloved Son Jesus has granted us gifts of Hope,…

Making Space for Love

By Roy Myers 1 Corinthians 13 Our holiday decorations have become one part of the way we create space for celebration and a way to proclaim our love for God and each other during the holiday. Dana and Peter, particularly, love to decorate. Of course we have a tree and other traditional trimmings. We also…

Love One Another

By Becky Upchurch John 13:34 The setting for today’s text is the Upper Room where Jesus and his disciples have their last meal together. Judas has left to do his traitorous work. Jesus first tells his disciples that He will be glorified and God will be glorified through Him. Then He tells them that where…