My 3-year-old daughter loves doing puzzles. The only problem is that she also loves using the puzzle pieces for other games. This means frequently we are almost finished putting a puzzle together when we realize that we are missing a piece or two. It's frustrating when you are missing the piece you need to complete … Continue reading The Missing Peace of The Story
I have to admit that pursuing Jesus with consistent admiration over Christmas is not easy for me. I’m a huge fan of Christmas music, so much so that I often sneak a listen way before Thanksgiving even comes around! I love putting up lights and decorating. Every year I try and go to a play, a concert, or a pageant about Christmas. And yet, even in these things Jesus can lose his lead character role in it all.
Why is it that gratitude only gets one day a year? Thanksgiving is a great holiday for us to remember our heritage as a nation and be thankful for all that God has done. I appreciate that we have a day off of work to spend with family and focus on our blessings. But, if … Continue reading Do Thankfulness
The air is getting cooler. The leaves are changing color. The smells of pumpkin and cinnamon waft into your nostrils. Christmas decorations are already on the shelves at Wal-mart. It’s fall! There is something profoundly spiritual about the changing of seasons. Just like the weather and holidays that come and go, our life is full … Continue reading It Won’t Always Be This Way
Christmas has always been my favorite holiday. But, as I ponder the significance of Easter this year, my heart is shifting. Did you know that the early church didn’t even celebrate the birth of Jesus. Easter was their most cherished holiday. At Christmas we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ the Son of God and what … Continue reading The Never Ending Story