Pastor Brock's Daily Christmas Devotions

 

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New Devotions will appear every morning until Christmas Day.

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Christmas Day!

Sunday, December 25, 2022. “Hug Him. Squeeze Him. Love Him. Call Him ‘George!’”   Whew. After 28 days of official preparation, intense traffic, website clicking, and devotion writing, Christmas has finally arrived. All is quiet. All is calm… Well, mostly. I’m still working today. If I haven’t...

1 Day to Christmas!

Saturday, December 24, 2022 (Christmas Eve!) “Ring the Bell and Open the Door!”   Here we go! It’s finally Christmas Eve. We still have some time to pick up those very last-minute gifts. However, we can’t use overnight mail anymore to get our gift there in time. We can’t rely on Amazon Prime...

2 Days to Christmas!

Friday, December 23, 2022 “Smiling is My Favorite!”   In just forty-eight hours, Christmas will arrive. How will it arrive for you this year? Will you attend a worship service on Christmas Day, since some churches and chapels are going through the trouble of hosting a service? Will you sleep...

3 Days to Christmas!

Thursday, December 22, 2022 “Imperfectly Perfect”   When Mary and Joseph left Nazareth for Bethlehem over two thousand years ago, they were making a true faith journey. Mary was expecting a baby at any time. The trip would likely take about 4 or 5 days when they would arrive in Joseph’s...

4 Days to Christmas!

Wednesday, December 21, 2022 “Just Right”   Today is the Winter Solstice, which is the first day of Winter and the shortest day of the year. Less sunlight will hit the earth today because the Earth is at its furthest distance away from the sun. Today could feel colder. Indeed, many parts of...

5 Days to Christmas!

Tuesday, December 20, 2022 “When Your Co-pilot is a No-Show”   Last weekend, I made a quick trip home. Since it was the week before Christmas, the airports were already crammed with folks trying to get to various places. Flight delays were common and I experienced two separate delays, barely...

6 Days to Christmas!

Monday, December 19, 2022 “Happy Hanukkah!”   Hanukkah, the eight-day Festival of Lights, officially began last evening. For the next eight days, our Jewish friends and neighbors will be celebrating a special moment in history when the Second Temple in Jerusalem was rededicated. The Syrian...

7 Days to Christmas!

Sunday, December 18, 2022 “The Reason for the Season”   The theme of Christmas Love should be an easy one to work with, primarily because Love is the reason we have the blessing of the Holiday Season in the first place. And, in many ways, Love still drives the entirety of our Holiday...

8 Days to Christmas!

Saturday, December 17, 2022 “It’s Now or Never”   Today is the last day in the Continental US to send packages via USPS First Class Mail to arrive in time for Christmas (except for my home in the Florida barrier islands, which never receives packages on time). That’s right. After today,...

9 Days to Christmas!

Friday, December 16, 2022 “Be Smart. Be Safe.”   Going somewhere? Have you retrieved your luggage from the attic yet? Or, are you one of those super-prepared, overly-organized types that have already packed and your suitcase is sitting by the door, a week in advance? After spending much of...

10 Days to Christmas!

Thursday, December 15, 2022 “Anticipation and Anxiety”   So much for slowing things down this year. Starting tomorrow, I’ll (we’ll) be in the single digits for the Christmas countdown. I (we) really wish I (we) could slow things down, but Mr. Anticipation is coming quickly and Mrs. Anxiety is...

11 Days to Christmas!

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 “Unexpected Quiet”   Do you have a favorite memory and/or feeling of JOY regarding the Holiday Season? For some, it may be the big party on New Year’s Eve. For others, it might be the turkey dinner on Thanksgiving Day. For me, it’s the quiet hush that always...

12 Days to Christmas!

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 “Sign My Petition, Please…”   Yikes! It’s the “Twelve Days of Christmas!”. No, not really. The “Twelve Days of Christmas” doesn’t begin until Christmas Day. Thank the LORD! That means all versions and manipulations of the cursed “Twelve Days” should go away until...

13 Days to Christmas!

Monday, December 12, 2022 “There Must Be More...”   Everyone likes a good story. We like things that are different, unusual, and fascinating, especially if we can draw a connection to the characters in the story. Whether in books, films, or reality television shows, we like to follow the...

14 Days to Christmas!

Sunday, December 11, 2022 “Joy in the Journey”   St. Joseph: Husband to Mary and (earthly) Father to Jesus. Though only mentioned a few times, Joseph is famous to this day and a character in every Christmas pageant and Nativity scene. We recognize Joseph’s importance, but we know very little...

15 Days to Christmas!

Saturday, December 10, 2022 “Always and Forever”   It isn’t peculiar that the Holiday Season creates such challenge and anxiety when it is designed to bring great Peace? Folks are beginning to feel the pinch of the Holiday rush as they hurry to complete their Christmas lists. On-site, retail...

16 Days to Christmas!

Friday, December 9, 2022 “Mele Kalikimaka”   When speaking with friends and colleagues around the country, I am often asked what it’s like to live in the tropics during the Holidays. I suppose most folks probably wish for a White Christmas and they assume that we islanders long for the same....

17 Days to Christmas!

Thursday, December 8, 2022 “Mushrooms Are Yuck”   Mushrooms are yuck. I do not like them in a box, I do not like them with a fox. I do not like them with my ham; I do not like them, Sam I am. I never liked mushrooms as a child, and, as much as I’ve tried, I don’t care for them as an adult,...

18 Days to Christmas!

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 “Peace in War”   On this first Wednesday in December, our country observes National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, calling attention to December 7, 1941, when 2,403 Americans were lost in the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. During this season that asks us...

19 Days to Christmas!

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2022 “Christmas Multiplied”   I admit it. I’m a Christmas junkie. I love all things Christmas, but not in an obnoxious way. I don’t wear Christmas sweaters with Santa’s picture on it and I won’t stand up to sing Christmas carols in a restaurant (or anywhere, for that matter)....

20 Days to Christmas!

Monday, Dec 5, 2022 “Discover Christmas Peace”   It’s back! Monday has arrived. I know, lots of us were hoping that Monday would take a Holiday and just let Tuesday fill in twice this week. But much to our chagrin, indeed, Monday arrived and we’ve got to get moving. I was never a fan of...

21 Days to Christmas!

Sunday, Dec 4, 2022 “Stop for Christmas Peace”   In preparation for today's devotion, I spent more time in writer’s block detention than I did actually putting something down on paper. My plan was to be efficient and knock out two or three, but, as it so happens today, I’m lucky to get even...

22 Days to Christmas!

Saturday, Dec 3, 2022 “Hope in the Obvious”   A couple of weeks ago while I was working outside, I was bitten by a spider, I think. I say “I think” because I really don’t know what else it could have been. I didn’t feel anything but noticed a little blood on a finger. I cleaned it on my...

23 Days to Christmas

Friday, December 2, 2022 “Expecting the Unexpected”   Hooray for Friday! Fridays are the best for those that work a typical, Monday through Friday work week. However, this is December, which means that many of us are even more excited than normal! Children can see Christmas lights at the end...

24 Days to Christmas

Thursday, December 1, 2022 “Eat a Red Apple”   When I was a child, I remember asking Mom to help me find something to eat. I browsed the overflowing pantry, and I’d holler across the house, “Mom, there’s nothin’ to eat!” Mom’s response, undoubtedly, was, “Eat an Apple!” Not the answer I...

25 Days to Christmas!

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 “Christmas Happies”   It’s the official beginning of the Freeform Channel’s “25 days of Christmas”! I admit it: I’m a Christmas program junkie. As a child, I always loved watching Christmas specials. The cartoons were good, but my favorites were the clay animation...

26 Days to Christmas

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2022 “Giving Tuesday”   Today is Giving Tuesday, a movement that began in 2012 to help motivate donors to provide assistance to the needy living in New York City. Now, the movement has spread across the world, with nonprofit, charitable, and religious organizations using this...

27 Days Until Christmas

Monday, Nov 28, 2022 “Save Money. Buy Today”   The countdown to Christmas has begun! During the next four, short weeks, we will be bombarded by clothing advertisers, car commercials, and food vendors. They’re gonna’ work their hardest to try and convince me that I need a new set of knives or...

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