Different

For what its worth, I thought it would be interesting to ponder aloud the possibilities of living differently. After all, 2017 is not 2016 and never will be. For some of us, that is a source of joy and relief and for others that may be a source of grief and despair. The reality is that we have entered a different time and space. The bigger question is, “Will we...

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A Future with Hope

A future with hope! Isn’t that the real motivation for our New Year’s resolutions? We make them thinking, somehow, we can make things better in at least one area of our life in the coming year and that gives us hope! God used the Apostle Paul greatly both in his earthly ministry planting churches all across Eurasia and in his divinely-inspired writings. 2...

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Someday at Christmas

Riding along in the car this week I heard an oldie but goodie. Stevie Wonder recorded Someday at Christmas in 1967 with the Funk Brothers, which I guess dates me. I still very much enjoy the original version by Stevie W to this day. The song, after half a century, still attracts the likes of Andra Day, Alicia Keys, and Justin Bieber to try their hand and belt out this...

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The Gift of Family

One of the most joyful elements of the Christmas season for me is time spent with family. The photo is an image of this years family gathering which fueled great conversations, memories made, and an abundance of stories chocked full of laughter. Equally important is the time spent remembering, often with tearful expressions, the trying times that God has seen us through....

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#LoveGives

Isn’t a marvelous thing to watch love at work? Just to clarify, I am not speaking of the initial romantic momentum that occurs in a budding relationship which is great, but rather the love that comes through sacrificial acts that meet needs. God perfected that and we call it Christmas. God so loved us that He took on flesh and came to earth to save us from our sins...

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All Things Are Possible

Sounds like a Zig Ziglar speech coming, doesn’t it? Being optimistic is commendable and enjoyable not to mention good for the soul. I meet hopeful people every day, but many are derailed when their hopes fail to become the reality they were envisioning. Interestingly, there is a big difference between being optimistically hopeful and putting our full trust in the...

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