The boy who thought he was a turkey–and the true meaning of Christmas

John 1:9 "The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world." (ESV) Today's Thought Joseph Shulam is a pastor in Jerusalem. He tells a strange-but-powerful story that sears the true meaning of Christmas into your mind. One day after coming home, a young boy took off his clothes and went into the back … Continue reading The boy who thought he was a turkey–and the true meaning of Christmas

The story-behind-the-song (and some help from) Joy to the World

Revelation 22:20 "Come, Lord Jesus" (NIV) Today's Thought Joy to the world! the Lord is come... Those are the opening words to one of the most popular Christmas hymns ever. They were written by Isaac Watts, the English hymn-writer, and were inspired by Psalm 98: “Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth…” But … Continue reading The story-behind-the-song (and some help from) Joy to the World

Mr or Miss Unexpectedly Generous

Psalm 86:15 “But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger…” (NIV) Today's Thought One of the inevitabilities of this time of year is get-togethers. It happens in families, with friends, at work parties, semi-formals, church and volunteering events. For some people, it’s something to look forward to. But for others, … Continue reading Mr or Miss Unexpectedly Generous