Posts with the tag “christmas”

The Secret Blessing
December 17th, 2020
I painted in the dark once. Blindfolded. But before I get to that, let’s go on a little journey.  A few years ago, in my senior year of high school, I began a tradition I have now continued each Chris...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room
December 9th, 2020
The classic Christmas hymn ‘Joy to the World’ is always a mark that the holiday season is upon us. I love how, well...joyful it is. Joy--one of the fruits of the Spirit-- is something I think we alway...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Back to Abiding
December 2nd, 2020
We’ve made it to the Christmas season once again.  To me, this year feels like it was a blur and just flew by.  I can’t believe we’re at Christmas already.  It can be easy to slip into feelings of hop...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Holiday Recipes!
December 21st, 2018
Happy Holidays!I strongly believe in the power of good food. I want to use this space to share with you some of my favorite and super easy holidays recipes. Food provides opportunities for connecting ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
The Marvelous and Miraculous Birth of Jesus
December 21st, 2018
"And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn." - Luke 2:7If you were a storyteller and tasked t...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Let All the Earth Rejoice
December 17th, 2018
The Bible is a history book (and so many other things) about God's relationship with His people. It's a story of a Father, Friend, and Lover longing to reestablish connection with His beloved. When I ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Barren to Beautiful
December 13th, 2018
“And there appeared to him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense. And Zechariah was troubled when he saw him, and fear fell upon him. But the angel said to him, ‘Do n...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Rest at His Feet
December 12th, 2018
Christmas is a busy time of the year. We busy ourselves with decorating, baking, shopping, and wrapping so the finished product is ready to be enjoyed on Christmas day. But what does God say about all...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Christmas Survival Guide | Connect with Community
January 5th, 2018
Christmas time can ring a number of proverbial bells. Usually, you want to hear about how Christmas was a time spent with good friends, family, and food. However, for some people, Christmas can be lon...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Christmas Survival Guide | Serve Someone
January 4th, 2018
January 4th - In my family this is around the time that we begin putting away all of our Christmas decorations and we start counting down the days until next Christmas (it’s 354 in case you’re curious...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Christmas Survival Guide | Rest & Genesis 2:2
December 29th, 2017
Its December 29th, Christmas has passed and New Year’s Eve is nearly here. We’re in the middle of holiday chaos: visiting with family, catching up with old friends, unpredictable schedules and traveli...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Christmas Survival Guide | Sustain Your Joy
December 27th, 2017
Christmas time—it’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s easy to feel full of joy when we’re surrounded by the treasures of Christmas.    But what do we do after the gifts are unwrapped, the feas...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Christmas Survival Guide | Gratitude & Generosity
December 25th, 2017
Thanksgiving and Christmas have always had an interesting juxtaposition on our calendars. On one holiday we eat turkey and make a point to to be grateful for all the things we’ve had in the last year ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Christmas Survival Guide | Give Gifts that Celebrate People
December 22nd, 2017
Christmas is quickly approaching, and many of us are on the hunt for last-minute presents for friends and family. Finding the perfect gift for each person, especially as a college student, can be very...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Christmas Survival Guide | Be Gracious to Family
December 20th, 2017
Christmas Break can be a great time to step out of school and relax a little bit while everything slows down. However, we realize that sometimes it can be a little stressful leaving community and goin...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Christmas Survival Guide | Feed Yourself
December 18th, 2017
Let the big dawg eat!!!Christmas break has started, which means we are getting closer and closer to a Christmas feast greater than at the end of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Christmas break means n...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Why Does Christmas Matter?
December 24th, 2016
    Most families, religious or not, will celebrate Christmas this year, each with their own unique rituals and traditions. One that I grew up with, which I have often been told is unique and even str...  Read More
by Devon Radford