Christmas Devotional # 15: No Room in the Inn

Day 15 – Thursday, Dec 21 Of all the verses in Scripture, Luke 2:7 is one of the easiest to comprehend, but it is also one of the most arresting.  After Jesus was born, Mary simply “placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.”  We might...

Christmas Devotional # 14: A Refugee Christmas

Day 14 – Wednesday, Dec 20 Around the world today there are around 65 million people who have been forced to flee their homes.  This is, of course, is an estimate as real numbers a very hard to confirm with many people crossing borders illegally in their attempts to...

Christmas Devotional # 13: Hiding Baby Jesus

Day 13 – Tuesday, Dec 19 (Luke 2:17 – “. . . they made known … the Christ “) I don’t know how we started it—don’t recall my family ever doing it, and my wife says that her family didn’t do it. But for as many Christmas seasons my wife and I can recall, I would hide...

Christmas Devotional # 12: Remembering Christmas

Day 12 – Monday, Dec 18 “I will remember the works of the Lord: surely I will remember thy wonders of old” (Psalm 77:11, KJV). Next year (2018) marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.  The United States 2010 Census reported that there were a total of...

Christmas Devotional # 11: Anxious at Christmas

Day 11 – Friday, Dec 15 (Philippians 4: 6-7 – “Do not be anxious about anything”)  Christmas can be a time of sheer joy, yet it can also be a time of great anxiety, worry, and fear.  I was recently affected by the story of a woman who lost her job of 15 years right...

President’s Update December 2017

Dear Calvary Family, As we move toward year’s end, there is much for which Calvary is thankful. God has again provided magnificently for His work at Calvary University: God has provided financially, as Calvary was able to lower tuition across the board, finish in the...

Christmas Devotional # 9: Like Mary—In Difficult Times?

Day 9 – Wednesday, Dec 13 The Christmas season is a time of joy and blessing, but for many, it can be a difficult time. Consider Mary.  Being chosen to be the mother of the Messiah brought both blessing and complications into her life. In Luke, Mary responds to...