The 12 Gifts of Christmas: Day 12

By Caroline Lusk on December 25, 2018

When Joseph and Mary had done everything required by the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee to their own town of Nazareth. And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was on him. Luke 2:39-40 The Twelfth Gift of Christmas: Grace When you take […]

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The 12 Gifts of Christmas: Day 11

By Caroline Lusk on December 24, 2018

On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Matthew 2:10-11 The Eleventh Gift of Christmas: Comfort One of my favorite aspects of Christmas, and winter in general, is cozying […]

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The 12 Gifts of Christmas: Day 10

By Caroline Lusk on December 23, 2018

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 The Tenth Gift of Christmas: Peace If you’ve ever seen a nursery of newborns at a hospital, […]

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The 12 Gifts of Christmas: Day 9

By Caroline Lusk on December 22, 2018

Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. Moved by the Spirit, […]

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The 12 Gifts of Christmas: Day 8

By Caroline Lusk on December 21, 2018

When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.”  So he got up, took the child and […]

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The 12 Gifts of Christmas: Day 7

By Caroline Lusk on December 20, 2018

And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. Luke 1:31 She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins. Matthew 1:21 But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, […]

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The 12 Gifts of Christmas: Day 6

By Caroline Lusk on December 19, 2018

While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger because there was no guest room available for them. Luke 2:6-7 The Sixth Gift of Christmas: Refuge If you’ve experienced childbirth in any […]

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The 12 Gifts of Christmas: Day 5

By Caroline Lusk on December 18, 2018

At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit…Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months and then returned home. […]

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The 12 Gifts of Christmas: Day 4

By Caroline Lusk on December 17, 2018

“‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’” Micah 5:2,4 Wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we […]

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The 12 Gifts of Christmas: Day 3

By Caroline Lusk on December 16, 2018

And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.” Luke 1:30 But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which […]

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