Category: Personal

No New Year Resolutions for 2021

Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.”Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought…[View Article]

Come Gather Around the Christmas Tree

Every year I pick a particular element of the Christmas story to focus on. This year I decided to focus on the Christmas tree for the month and found out it has been a highly controversial part of the Christmas celebration over the centuries. HERE is the title of one of my sources that sums…[View Article]

The Power of Stories

Last week I shared HERE about the powerful stories that can be told as ornaments are hung on our Christmas trees, serving somewhat like Jordan stones…When your children ask in time to come, ‘What does the stone mean to you?’ then we can tell them the story. (Jordan 4:1-3,6-7) As it turns out, positive stories…[View Article]

The significance of ornaments.

Each Christmas my children received a dated tree ornament that represented the year. Reasons varied, like a favorite movie, a milestone achievement, learning a new instrument or moving to a new home. Our tradition was to exchange ornaments on Christmas Eve after reading The Tale of Three Trees and the Christmas story from the bible….[View Article]

Thanksgiving continues and Christmas begins.

Oh, how I hope God met each of you in your specific circumstances on Thanksgiving day in a way that made you feel seen by your Creator. I cooked a full meal for the family last weekend and my son and I drove to have dinner with our daughter on Thursday. Two Thanksgiving meals. At…[View Article]