Tag Archive: life

Be wise and resolve this

Another trip around the sun done, and a new one just barely begun. What awaits us in this brand spankin’ new year? What achievements, what challenges, what joys, what sorrows?  For some, this… Continue reading

12 Gifts of ChristX – Salvation

We used to 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… Continue reading

12 Gifts of ChristX – 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

12 Gifts of ChristX – 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 for… Continue reading

12 Gifts of ChristX – 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

12 Gifts of ChristX – Confident hope

Remember the frenzy on the Ellen show this time of year? Tickets for her 12 Days of Giveaways were like winning the lottery. You snag one of those and not only do you… Continue reading

12 Gifts of ChristX – 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

12 Gifts of ChristX – Freedom

Many who have not experienced it will balk at the idea that in Christ we have freedom. Like the Jews challenged by Jesus they would say, “We…have never been enslaved to anyone. How… Continue reading

12 Gifts of ChristX – Belonging

Curse you, Madison Avenue. Your perfect little family Christmas….you know, with all the smiles and hugs, the busy kitchen and cozy fireplace, the beautiful and bountiful presents under the tree and sons and… Continue reading

12 Gifts of ChristX

  On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me,A partridge in a pear tree. On the second day of Christmas…blah, blah, blah A partridge in a pear tree? Seriously?… Continue reading

The Big Guy

It’s time to haul out and dust off my poignant, heart-warming, Hallmark Channel-worthy Christmas commentary. The one about how I hate Santa. Grab a tissue. I expect I’m about to be called a… Continue reading

Turn that frown upside-down

Thanksgiving is almost here, and friends on Facebook have been posting what they’re thankful for every day this month. I’m a pretty grateful type so I considered doing that. But then I thought… Continue reading

That’s why we get monthly bills

I can’t remember Thanksgivings. With nine brothers and sisters, who eventually were bringing spouses and children, you would think every one would be memorable, if only for the chaos and commotion. But my… Continue reading

The love we need

She was poor and downtrodden. With little to call her own and even less hope for a better future, she felt virtually enslaved by her helplessness. But worse than this, she was disagreeable,… Continue reading

We are his cause

A lot of us humans have a pet cause, which is one of the things that sets us apart from the animal kingdom – our pets don’t have a human cause. But, of… Continue reading