“I HEARD THE BELLS ON CHRISTMAS DAY”

Story Behind the Song: ‘I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day’ Tragedy struck in the Longfellow home on July 9, 1861. His wife, Fanny, was near an open window placing locks of her daughter’s hair in a packet, using hot sealing wax to secure it. It was never known whether a spark from a match […]

“Mary, did you Know?”

One of my favorite songs at Christmas time is this one, “Mary, Did You Know?”   Please read it thoughtfully and receive the great meaning. “MARY DID YOU KNOW?” “Mary, did you know that your baby boy will one day walk on water? Mary, did you know that your baby boy will save our sons […]

SOMEONE WITH SKIN ON

I want to share with you my favorite Christmas story. This is a repeat from my book, Max Speaking  Devotionals From My Heart.  You will find it on page 31 in the book. I hope that you will enjoy the story of Christmas again, as I enjoy telling it. A little girl had been […]

MY FIRST CHRISTMAS IN HEAVEN

If your loved one, as is mine, is in Heaven this year then this bit of verse ought to encourage you, as it does me. I can just hear Joann say, “Max send that poem out, it fits me just right.” Read it and if it brings a tear, that’s alright. “I see the countless […]

I WILL REMEMBER…

“I yawned as the organist began playing the Communion hymn, then my eyelids slowly dropped and I fell to dreaming. I dreamed I was there, at that first Communion service, two centuries ago. Because of the Passover, the streets were crowded, but I finally arrived at my friend’s house. Since I was late, I was […]