‘Twas the day after Christmas, and all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, except for a mouse He’s eating some crumbs from the day’s Christmas feast There are cookies and biscuits, cheese crackers at least The stockings are empty, the toys are in play The parents exhausted and sleeping all day Carols … More Farewell 2018 – Welcome New Life
Hundreds of posts this week have regaled thanksgiving blessings mixed with multiple cyber sales, and many venture solidly into a coming Christmas season. It’s enough to make my overloaded inbox cry. I don’t want to be that article. Don’t get me wrong. I’m beyond grateful for God’s amazing blessings. As a matter of fact, I … More The Uncertainty of Life
I don’t believe in formulaic approaches to a life with God. God’s too vast and creative to limit him to five easy steps. But he’s also pretty obvious about simple actions that set us up for success in life. Sometimes in my Bible reading, I discover he’s given us some clear-cut ideas that will bring … More 5 “Steps” to Peace
Sometimes in order to find light, we must journey into darkness. I stumbled upon this great video of Kristene DiMarco, worship leader at Bethel Church in Redding, California, who tells the story of her time spent in San Francisco when she found herself in the middle of an overwhelming, dark place. God used that season … More Journey Into Darkness
Sometimes you see more with a camera and sometimes you see less. The other day I went walking through a nearby park where I’ve taken some wonderful pictures of birds, alligators and flowers. But this time I opted to leave the camera behind. As I strolled along, I took in the expanse of scenery. The … More What’s God’s Vision for You?
God wants you. Yes, he does. And it doesn’t matter how good or bad you are. How much you’ve messed up has already been taken care of. He gave his only son, Jesus, to take all your junk and my junk so there would be nothing standing in the way between us and God. God … More Do You Realize How Loved You Are?
I don’t often do this. While I’m always honest in sharing my heart here, I don’t always give all the details of my life. Usually, it doesn’t serve a purpose to talk about me apart from what I’m learning that may be helpful to others. But this post is different. On occasion I read back … More So What About the Goals I Set?
We can all run to God on our own. But sometimes we need the help and prayers of a friend. There’s something about another person joining us in asking God to be with us that makes it real, encouraging and relieving. Mary DeMuth’s new release, Jesus Every Day, offers us that friendly hand on our … More Need Divine Intervention?
Last week we talked about resolutions, goals and seeking God for direction. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6 So how do we do that? I see a few simple success guidelines … More Do You Rely on Your Own Understanding?
All I want for Christmas I already have. I can’t imagine that on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day you would spend your time reading my blog, but if you’re here, thank you and Merry Christmas. My opening line may sound cheesy, but it’s actually true. Jesus was born on Christmas (okay, so please don’t go … More All I Want for Christmas