• Throughout the story of Peanuts, Lucy, Snoopy, Sally and others all work to no avail to separate Linus from his blanket. And even though his security blanket remains a major source of ridicule for the otherwise mature and thoughtful Linus, he simply refuses to give it up.

     

    Perhaps when you hear the words of Luke, chapter 2, you think of the moment in “A Charlie Brown Christmas” where Linus quotes the words of the Christmas story. But, I want you to notice something about this TV cartoon that you may never have noticed before. In the middle of quoting this Bible passage about the birth of Jesus, Linus drops his blanket.


  • “Have you got your Christmas shopping done yet?” If you haven’t heard that question yet, you will multiple times before December 25. I have a friend who always waits until December 23 to do his shopping. He always says that starting before that date is too early. It works for him, but I could not do that! The time pressure would be too great for me. 


  • As I mentioned in the message this past Sunday, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I realize that is not the case for everyone, however. For some, Thanksgiving can be a time of stress and anxiety. It can be a week of seemingly constant meal prep, of fighting traffic, and of navigating through the aisles at the grocery store. In our attempts to make everything just right for Thanksgiving, we may find ourselves feeling anxious. In those moments, we may find it challenging to have a spirit of thankfulness. If you have ever felt this way (or if you’re experiencing such feelings this week), I want to share some wisdom from God’s Word.