If ever there were a truth that needed to be internalized in every way, it is the amazing story of a God who spoke all things into existence and continues to sustain creation with His breath, yet who loved His creation so much that He Himself came as a helpless baby to touch us at our point of need. When we weren't understanding the immensity of His love for His creation, He spoke His love in terms we could comprehend: the sound of a baby's cry on a cold night, the smell of a lowly, animal-filled stable, the rough texture of a feeding trough filled with coarse straw, the brightness of a new star in the dark night sky, and the taste of the Bread of Life to feed the souls of us all.
~ Gloria Gaither, A Homecoming Christmas

We at Homecoming Magazine hope you will all enjoy a joyful, peaceful and blessed Christmas!

A thought from the Word...

Luke 2: 11

Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.

Tanya Goodman Sykes, Michael Sykes and Johnny Minick have teamed up to bring back those great songs from the Happy Goodman Family. They have formed the trio Goodman Revival and will release their debut album in January. Click here to read our interview with Tanya and Johnny!
The members of the quartet Gold City are grateful to be alive after a fire broke out last Thursday, destroying their tour bus and other equipment and merchandise. Prayers are appreciated as the group deals with this setback. Click here to read more...
We told you a few weeks ago that Kelly Nelon Clark appeared on ABC's show "Resurrection," and now we hear that she has just completed  filming for a role in a Christian film. We're excited to follow her growing acting career, and you can read more about it and see an "in-character" pic of Kelly here!
If you have not read our feature interview with Louis Zamperini from the May/June issue, now is a great time to do it! The movie about his remarkable life, Unbroken, will arrive in theaters on Christmas Day. And, for an even more in-depth look, including Zamperini's life-transforming conversion at a Billy Graham crusade, read Laura Hillenbrand's book Unbroken, which was published in 2010 and is still the #3 bestseller on Amazon.
The Penrod family has been busy in the kitchen, making yummy Christmas treats, and they were generous enough to share their recipe for their famous Penrod Caramel Rolls! Click here for that scrumptious-sounding recipe!