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A band of scholars arrived in Jerusalem from the East. They asked around, “Where can we find and pay homage to the newborn King of the Jews? We observed a star in the eastern sky that signaled his birth. We’re on pilgrimage to worship him.” … …The star appeared again, the same star they had seen in the eastern skies....

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.  We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.  John 1:14 Comment Have you seen a new born baby recently? Take a moment to capture the amazing miracle of those perfectly formed hands and feet that...

1 Corinthians 13 – a Christmas Version If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows, strands of twinkling lights and shiny balls, but do not show love to my family, I’m just another decorator. If I slave away in the kitchen, baking dozens of Christmas cookies, preparing gourmet meals and arranging a beautifully adorned table at mealtime, but do...

Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone – especially to those in the family of faith. Galatians 6:10 (NLT) Comment There are certain times of the year when I can feel overwhelmed. One is the beginning of January and the other is September when we get back from holidays. I feel a bit low after...

I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me.  May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.  John 17:23 Comment I find unity hard.  I...

Jesus and the disciples try to get away for some rest … Then because so many were coming and going that they did not even have time to eat, he said to them “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest”.  Mark 6:30-34 Comment Jesus planned for his disciples to have some peace and quiet...

Accept one another, then, for the glory of God, as Christ has accepted you. Romans 15:7 GNT Comment New Year New You? That’s what the world is shouting at me right now. The old year is out, the new one is in. We’ve had a break and now it’s time for a fresh start. January is also nick named ‘divorce...

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all...

The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned …. For to us a child is born, to us a son is given and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah...

Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told. Luke 2:19-20 Comment The third week of Advent began last Sunday – traditionally it is called ‘Gaudete’ or ‘Joy Sunday’. Joy is fundamental to...