Killer Christmas

Did you know that during the Christmas season you are 14% more likely to die than in any other season of the year? I listened to this report on the raido that reported a portion of these deaths are weather related either in accidents or from the cold but the vast majority of this percentageContinue reading “Killer Christmas”

The Perfect Present

Time and time again, this scenario plays itself out during the holidays … Maybe it’s someone that was working a lot of hours during the year and neglected family time, or someone whose hobbies and other interests were more important than being there with the kids, or like on a hallmark tv show, maybe its aContinue reading “The Perfect Present”

Bigger Jesus, Smaller Problems

  This week I had the opportunity to sit in on a bible study in a correctional institution. Sitting with the chaplain and about 20 inmates for about 2 hours, I can tell you we had some of the most inspiring and beautiful discussions about God’s Word all coming from those Christian men who wereContinue reading “Bigger Jesus, Smaller Problems”

Why I Am Having A Hard Time…

This month marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, and I’m having a hard time celebrating. Let me explain. I know that as I write this article and you read it, there are many who have not learned or been taught what the Protestant Reformation is, many still wonder deeply about the differences betweenContinue reading “Why I Am Having A Hard Time…”

Restful Growth

Recently, when reading the classic book, Celebration of Discipline by Richard J. Foster, I was deeply challenged by what he said. The following are his words about taking time to create a or go to a retreat to study Holy Scriptures. “Some of my most profitable experiences of study have come through structuring a privateContinue reading “Restful Growth”

Party With The Angels!

This Sunday my church family is so excited to receive 5 of our youth as confirmed parishioners in our church family! They and their families have committed a lot of time to their growth in the Christian faith. Confirmation in our church body, of the many good purposes it serves, like education, maturity and riteContinue reading “Party With The Angels!”