Monthly Archive: December, 2014

The most momentous junction

New Year’s resolution…blah, blah, blah,…lose weight, quit smoking, get healthy, …blah, blah, blah…off the diet, still lighting up, quit the gym…blah, blah, blah. Wait eleven and a half months. Repeat. It’s that time… Continue reading

Post-Christmas letdown

This is a re-post from 2012. The Christmas season is a time of anticipation. For weeks we are planning and preparing, dreaming and decorating, buying and baking.  We can’t wait for the big… Continue reading

Salvation

We do a “white elephant” gift exchange at our family Christmas party every year. It’s a lot of fun once the stealing starts. No gift you’ve selected is securely yours until everyone has… Continue reading

Joy

We Christians have a joy problem…a disconnect between what we profess and believe to be ours in Christ and what is exhibited in our attitude and countenance. The sullen, angry, joyless Christian seems… Continue reading

Comfort

  If we had a Christmas wish list of the gifts we would like to receive in Christ, it would definitely include freedom from suffering and pain. Wouldn’t that be a knock-down argument… Continue reading

An inheritance

I’m picturing a scene…one that’s surely played out regularly all over the country. Family members of a recently departed loved one are gathered in a lawyer’s office, in various emotional states, to hear… Continue reading

Wisdom

One of the most attractive and intriguing features of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and one that demonstrates God’s great mercy and love, is that at its most basic expression it is understandable… Continue reading

Confident hope

Oh, the frenzy on the Ellen show this time of year. I’ll bet tickets for her 12 Days of Giveaways 2015 are already sold out. You snag one of those and not only… Continue reading

Knowledge of God

  I recently watched Carrie Underwood’s performance of “How Great Thou Art” from the “ACM Girls Night Out: Superstar Women of Country” concert, which aired on April 22, 2011. Accompanied by Vince Gill,… Continue reading

Forgiveness

You’ve heard the stories. A young person is murdered and, incredibly, the parents declare that they forgive their child’s killer. In some cases, like this one here, they even go out of their… Continue reading