Do not be afraid…

By |2018-03-02T16:30:53-06:00December 18th, 2015|

“Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don't be afraid.” ---Frederick Buechner, Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC's of Faith   In the Bible, the command repeated most frequently is “Fear not.” [...]

The Gift of Christmas Present (Part 1)

By |2018-03-02T16:40:50-06:00December 9th, 2013|

The Christmas season is one of joy, and angst. We long to have a meaningful, simple Christmas season, but we get sucked into consumerism and a Black Friday frenzy that spilled, this year, into Thursday. [...]

The favor of God

By |2018-03-02T16:42:56-06:00December 19th, 2012|

The sun has not shone here in the midwest for days. In this deep and dark December, I'm aware of my own shortcomings, my own mistakes--the darkness of pride, discontent, anger inside me. Life has [...]

Taking a breath before Advent

By |2018-03-02T16:43:30-06:00November 26th, 2012|

This year's shopping season may have started before the turkey leftovers fully cooled, but we have almost a week before Advent officially begins this Sunday. Rather than get caught up in the frenzy, take a [...]

The perfect gift (and the story behind it)

By |2018-03-02T18:58:53-06:00December 23rd, 2011|

Sometimes the best gift you can give someone is prayer, even if you don't know them. Today, many of us are last-minute shopping and wrapping, desperate to figure out what would be the perfect gift. [...]

The Gift of Christmas Present

By |2018-03-02T18:59:04-06:00December 15th, 2011|

Twice in the last two weeks, I've had the privilege of speaking in local churches, sharing my thoughts on The Gift of Christmas Present. So often, we are so busy and distracted, we cannot catch [...]

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