Luke 1: 57-80

Illustrated Resources from the Archives

  • John the Baptist

    by Jerry Fuller, OMI
  • God's Plan for Us

    by Sil Galvan
  • Birth of John the Baptist

    by Andrew Greeley
  • Home Life

    by Paul Howden
  • About the "Birdies"

    by Jay Hoyt
    Throughout our lives we are blessed with spiritual experiences, some of which are very sacred and confidential, and others, although sacred, are meant to be shared. Last summer my family had a spiritual experience that had a lasting and profound impact on us, one we feel must be shared. It's a message of love. It's a message of regaining perspective, and restoring proper balance and renewing priorities. In humility, I pray that I might, in relating this story, give you a gift my little son, Brian gave our family one summer day last year.
  • Head of Household?

    by Scott Black Johnston
    ("Today we tend to use the word 'hysterical' to describe something extremely humorous, as in, 'Comedian Robin Williams was hysterically funny last night on the Late Show'. Of course, the term is not limited to expressions of the comical. Webster's dictionary also defines the word 'hysterical' as 'an uncontrollable emotional outburst as from fear'...")
  • Nativity of John the Baptist

    by Armand Larive
    ("People old enough to have been adults during the turbulent '60s will remember how controversial Martin Luther King, Jr., was at the time. It was said that he and his people had no right to stir things up with all his confrontational tactics. In the South they said he didn't understand the negro's place, nor the way Southern society had to be structured....")
  • Birth of John the Baptist

    by Joseph Pagano
    ("An Episcopal priest tells a story about the first time he got a message. It was a gift from his wife, who thought it would be a nice thing to help him relax and get ready for the holiday season, which was just about to begin. He was a bit nervous. It was a new experience, and as he says, he grew up in a neighborhood in New Jersey where guys don't get massages...")
  • How Hard Did the Baby Cry?

    by James Schmitmeyer
  • Preparing the Way

    by Keith Wagner
    In the book, My Favorite Christmas, by Amy Hammond Hagberg (Integrity House, 2006), Jimmy Carter tells a story about one of his favorite Christmases. In 1991 he and his family helped to build a home for Curtiss Jackson, a man who worked for Rosalyn’s grandfather. Jackson had eight brothers and six sisters. After retiring he got a job at a saw mill to provide for his sick wife, Martha. They were living on fifteen dollars a month. Then Curtiss had an accident with a chain saw and severed his right leg above the knee. When he could finally walk again he got a job at a nursing home doing yard work. Jimmy Carter’s mother had been a nurse at the home and Carter and Jackson became friends. When Jackson’s mother became ill, Jimmy Carter visited the shack where they lived. It had no heat except for a small wood stove and you could see through the walls in several places. The roof leaked and on a clear night you could see stars through the ceiling. Jimmy and Rosalyn rallied some friends from their church and made plans to build the Jackson’s a home....
  • Zechariah: A Monologue

    Narrative Sermon by Charles Woodward

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