Stephen Copeland is a storyteller and an Indiana native who now lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. He recently published his first memoir, Where the Colors Blend, about his journey from doubt and despair to a place of faith and hope. He's been published widely with Franciscan Media.
One of the overlooked characters in the Christmas narrative is Joseph. The Scriptures don’t tell us much about him, but one can imagine how confusing it would have been for him to discover that his wife-to-be was pregnant with a child that was not his.
In Luke 2:8, we are offered a glimpse into the lifestyle of shepherds at the time of Jesus’ birth: “And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.”
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