The Cradle Series: Joy To The World

written by Charlie Hall When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born… Read more »

The Cradle Series: O Holy Night

written by Will Gaines I remember seeing the movie “Home Alone” when I was about 7 years old. There was this one scene that stuck out above all other and it is the one when Kevin goes to the church… Read more »

The Cradle Series: Angels We Have Heard on High

written by Blake Burrough Gloria, in excelsis Deo! This Latin phrase translates to: Glory to God in the highest and is the chorus to one of the most recognizable hymns of the Advent and Christmas season. With roots that likely… Read more »

The Cradle Series: Hark The Herald Angels Sing

written by Matt Polk In 1739, within just a year after his conversion, one of the greatest hymn writers ever to live, Charles Wesley, penned the lyrics to the beloved song Hark The Herald Angels Sing. As Albert Bailey writes,… Read more »

The Cradle Series: Go Tell It On The Mountain

written by Ben Hill I think most of us look for a certain depth of meaning with anything we associate ourselves. For most, it’s their particular field of influence or career. For some, it’s the hobby in which they spend… Read more »

Advent Week Four

Longing & Fulfillment – God is with us, saving, healing, and delivering Day One – Monday, December 19th Longing – by Sean Evans 17 Now when Jesus came, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb four days…. Read more »

The Cradle Series: God With Us

written by Matt Polk There is a longing in all of us to see the impossible done, especially in children. Whether it is jumping your bike over that grand canyon of a creek bed, or going to the moon, the… Read more »

The Cradle Series: Word Became Flesh

WRITTEN BY LEAH PALMER This one’s for the nerds. Here’s the crazy thing about words: they hold a power like nothing else does, to embolden, empower, express love, shift the mood, confuse, terrorize, and ultimately either build up or completely destroy… Read more »

Advent Week Three

Preparation & Proclamation – Jesus the savior is born Day One – Monday, December 12th Preparation – by Trey Teape 14The Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, cursed are you above all livestock and above… Read more »

The Cradle Series: O Come All Ye Faithful

WRITTEN BY LAUREN PALMER As soon as the dishes from our family’s Harvest feast were all washed and put away in the cupboards, I knew that it was a straight shot to the Christmas season. I must have been only ten… Read more »

Advent Week Two

Anticipation & Annunciation – a savior is on the way and His name is Jesus Day One – Monday, December 5th Anticipation – by Justin Coffee “The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the Land of Egypt, ‘This month… Read more »

The Cradle Series: Away in a Manger

WRITTEN BY WILL GAINES I remember the thrill and excitement of Christmas when I was a child. The joy of the season and even the way the air felt as Christmas was approaching. Moreso, I reveled in the community with… Read more »