The Best Christmas Gift Ever – Emmanuel, God With Us

During this advent season, the kids and I have been reading the Christmas story in Luke and Matthew over and over again at bedtime.  Shepherds and angels are starting to appear in my dreams – which is exactly what I wanted.  My hope was that we would so immerse ourselves in the wonder of the

How to Cultivate a Heart of Thanksgiving Every Day

Isn’t it refreshing to be in the midst of a season that encourages us to stop and count our blessings?  I’m so thankful that Thanksgiving is not a gift-giving holiday in the traditional sense.  That will be upon us soon enough!  But before another turn of the calendar pages, our thoughts can linger like a

The Justice of God – Does it Exist?

It’s been an interesting morning.  I just finished reading Jeremiah’s surprisingly bold words in Jeremiah 12:1, “You are always righteous, O Lord, when I bring a case before you.  Yet I would speak with you about your justice: Why does the way of the wicked prosper?  Why do all the faithless live at ease?” A

Extraordinary People Series – Byron Porritt

  Welcome to the first of what I hope will be many posts on Extraordinary People from all over the world – people who are somehow making the world a better place, people who inspire and encourage us, or otherwise have special stories that need to be shared.  Do you know a truly extraordinary person?

Death by Entertainment – Living for Jesus in a Culture of Materialism

A Culture of Materialism I recently spent some time in the waiting room at a dentist’s office.  Somehow I forgot to bring the book I was reading, and I ended up thumbing through a few of the magazines that were sitting out for the distraction of those nervously awaiting their turn in The Chair. In