5 Reminders from the Snow

5 Reminders from the Snow

Are you growing weary of winter? I sure am. My laptop screen is festooned with a picture of some beach, somewhere. It welcomes me each morning when I press the power button, and it’s the last thing I see before going home each evening. Vitamin D supplements bring some...
Join the Family

Join the Family

Jesus’ words didn’t always smell like roses. Actually, He was notorious for saying some very offensive things, especially to those with little love for God or God’s people. On one particular occasion, as Jesus taught a crowd of spiritual seekers, His mother, Mary, and...
So, Christian, How Do We Change?

So, Christian, How Do We Change?

A Blast from the Past It’s a windy, brisk morning atop Mount Carmel. The green valley below slowly peeks through the dense fog, barely visible from the mountain above.  This mountain top may one day serve as the bleachers for the Battle of Armageddon, but today, it’s...
Christmas is a Love Story

Christmas is a Love Story

You and I have something in common: we desire to love and be loved. This is what drives us to make the Netflix and Hallmark Channel choices we make. It’s what funds the online dating industry and fuels Ancestry.com. Ultimately, it’s a search for love that motivates us...
Christmas Lights: A True Story

Christmas Lights: A True Story

Are you a Christmas light connoisseur? Do you trim your house with colorful bulbs or twinkling icicles each year? Does your holiday agenda include sightseeing local luminosities? Though my family and I haven’t yet anted up for the outside-Christmas-light game, my wife...
Why I Need Christmas

Why I Need Christmas

Well (sigh), what a year 2020 has been. A global pandemic, an election for the history books, a rush on grocery stores, online school, drive-by parties, and mask mandates. If you’re looking for Christmas ornament ideas, may I recommend the 2020 dumpster-fire...
Why I Thank God for my Church

Why I Thank God for my Church

The Pilgrims came to America in search of religious freedom during the reign of King James I of England. Most were also known as “Puritans” because they wanted the Church of England to be pure of unbiblical practices. The Puritans believed in a personal religious...
Do Guardian Angels Exist?

Do Guardian Angels Exist?

In 2001, my wife and I could have died. Well, we may never know for sure, but the odds were high. Here’s the story… As newlyweds, we delivered newspapers during our senior year of college. Each morning at 3 AM we crawled out of bed, put on our “paper route...
3 Tips to Thrive in This Political Season

3 Tips to Thrive in This Political Season

The week ahead may be the most stressful season—politically speaking—that most of us have ever seen. I can’t recall an election in my lifetime with more anxiety on both sides of the aisle. The American Psychological Association recently posted an article entitled,...
Jesus Gets You. He Understands.

Jesus Gets You. He Understands.

Jesus gets you. He understands you. He sympathizes with you. In Hebrews 4:15, the author writes, “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.” The high...
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