5 Truths About Christmas

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay One of the greatest things about Christmas is that it highlights the truth in our hearts and lives. It’s hard to get away from the truth when we celebrate Jesus coming into the world to expose the darkness and the lies around us. But…

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From Darkness to Light

Image by Myriam Zilles from Pixabay As we enter the Christmas season I want to focus on a prophecy about Jesus that was true at the moment of incarnation at his birth and also at the beginning of his ministry. One of the greatest images in Scripture is that of…

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Overjoyed

Image by fancycrave1 from Pixabay We’ve been talking about the four pillars of Thanksgiving this month. But the fourth pillar is my personal favorite. The process of thanksgiving, of learning how to be thankful for all things that God does in our lives, begins with knowing God’s goodness through his…

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Act on It

Image by Ryan McGuire from Pixabay In the month of November we celebrate Thanksgiving. It is my favorite holiday other than Easter. The history of Thanksgiving is grounded in the first settlers arriving in America. But there’s a deeply biblical and faith-filled message that surrounds Thanksgiving. Most Americans enjoy a…

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The Attitude of Gratitude

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay Everyone has a disposition in life, perspective and the attitude to follow it. Some people are naturally cynical and antagonistic. They see the glass as half-full and are pessimistic in nature. Other people are always optimistic no matter what the odds. Last week we discussed…

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Image and Substance

Image by Oberholster Venita from Pixabay One of the easiest ways to teach a subject is to use object lessons. They are the bread and butter of every poet. “Bread and butter” is actually an image that means it is a staple. They bring a vivid and concrete understanding to…

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Dangerous Dogma

Image by Pexels from Pixabay Throughout my life, I have always leaned toward the contemplative Christianity stream. I love knowledge. I see it as a door to open my relationship with Christ to new and deeper levels. To understand more is to be able to apply more to my walk…

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Divine Mystery

Image by TeroVesalainen from Pixabay We live in an incredible and unprecedented time. People call this the information age. And for good reason. We have more information and knowledge of our fingertips and at any other time in history. We are breaking barriers left and right. But this type of…

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5 Reasons to Go to Church

Image by Couleur from Pixabay With the advent of streaming video and audio services online, churches are joining in to this technology and posting their services. You can now watch a service from anywhere within the Internet connection! This is a wonderful gift, but is it being abused? This new…

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