Advent: Week Four, Peace

First, Merry Christmas, especially if you are reading this on 25-December. If not, Merry Christmas as we celebrate Christmas over multiple days during this holiday season. Also, as Advent this year has looked at Hope, Faith, and Joy, it now concludes with the final word this year: Peace.  Isaiah 9:6 reminds us that peace is […]

Advent: Week One, Hope!

Hope is a loaded term these days. From politics to generic inspirational use, hope can now mean many things to many people. Defining hope with such diversity is not bad; after all, the opposite is dread. Since then some family and friends face sorrow during the Holidays; hope is dread’s alternative. Furthermore, since our culture uses hope so often, we Christians can […]

No Resolution, But My One Word Goal For 2017: Peace

In 2015 I did not set any New Year’s Resolutions. Rather, I chose to focus on a “One-Word Goal” for that year; The word was hope. Over 2015 I focused on hope in a variety of areas. I read books on hope; I changed my view towards things, and I eliminated many influences that were […]

Celebrating Independence Day With More Than Just Fireworks!

“Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness.” (Genesis 1:26) “Christ has liberated us to be free. Stand firm then and don’t submit again to a yoke of slavery.” (Galatians 5:1) Happy Independence Day! I pray that you are able to celebrate the freedoms we have as Americans just […]