Sylvia Schroeder


6 Days to Christmas: Truth

There is a whole lot of happenings that go before the birth of a baby. My soon-to-be-born grandson’s nursery took shape with a coat of paint, a baby bed, changing table, and rocking chair. His drawers were full of soft clothes, diapers, and ointments. It was a room needing a baby. Before Jesus’ death, He […]

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7 Days to Christmas: Son of the Highest Lk. 1:32

No one is higher. “He will be great, and will be called Son of the Highest” Luke 1:32; NKJV, the angel told Mary. He is as high as high gets. Son of the Highest is like the title God Most High.  The wonder of such an announcement must have seized Mary’s heart like the breath […]

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8 Days to Christmas: RULER-Shepherd

“For out of you (Bethlehem) shall come a Ruler who will shepherd My people Israel.” Matt. 2:6; NKJV. I love the idea of ruler-shepherd. It’s almost an oxymoron, two impossibles joined together. The Christmas story is full unnatural events, because the story is after all, supernatural. “For with God,” the angel told Mary, “nothing will […]

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9 Days to Christmas: PRINCE OF PEACE

“…and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6; KJV. When Isaiah penned those words, Israel was being decimated by Assyria. Droves of people were taken captive. The people cried out for a Messiah to make Israel great again. Some 800 years later on […]

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10 Days to Christmas: OMEGA

“I AM the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the End,” says the Lord. Jesus had a birthday. Just like us, from the day He drew His first breath, time moved toward His death. Alpha and Omega are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet. Arranged in various combinations, letters convey words […]

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11 Days to Christmas: NAME

I peeked at the little form of my granddaughter. Black eyelashes quivered against pale cheeks as she kneeled at the bedside of her mommy. “Jesus, peeease help her move again,” she prayed. And a spasm jerked my daughter’s arm. With wonder little blue eyes opened wide and locked mine. “She moved, Grandma. Jesus made her […]

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12 Days to Christmas: MAJESTY

So the bad dude king, Herod, called his chief priests and scribes together for a little pow-wow, a sneaky set-a-trap-for-the-baby kind of meeting. “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews?” the Magi had asked. King Herod got his intellectuals together. Those wise-guys knew immediately where the Messiah was slated to be […]

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13 Days to Christmas: LIGHT

Christmas lights are evil, my friend wrote on a facebook post. I know what she means. Tangled strands that don’t light are irritating.  But the original Christmas lights were a different story.  There was a lot of light happening that first Christmas. The glory of the Lord shone around the shepherds on the hillside. Wise […]

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14 Days to Christmas: KING OF KINGS

“Where is He who has been born King of the Jews?” Matt. 2:2. “For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.” Growing up, our family put up our tree the day after Thanksgiving. From then on until Christmas day, every morning at least one new mysterious gift appeared […]

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16 Days to Christmas: IMMANUEL

One of my dearest friends lay in the cold Kansas soil. November winds blew the tree limbs outside the window where we sat. My husband and I listened as the grieving spouse talked, his sorrow, like tears fell on our ears. “There’s something about skin,” he said. “Yesterday, I walked on icy pavement. I waited […]

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