So many people try to work their way to heaven. They think that by working harder, being nicer, helping those in need, saying certain prayers, giving money to particular causes, and going to church services more often, that they somehow will earn the favor of God. In other words, they try to stack good deeds... Continue Reading →
Joseph was a righteous man; he always wanted to do the right thing. When he heard the news that his fiancee was pregnant -- he knew that the baby was not his -- he decided to quietly end the engagement (in that culture breaking an engagement was the same as a divorce) so as to... Continue Reading →
Thinking about the impact of Martin Luther King Jr today. And the throne around heaven made up of people from every tribe, tongue and nation. My prayer: "Lord, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven." May ethnicity never divide us. God created us all.
.Here are some of our family's favorite Christmas movies and TV shows. What are yours? White Christmas A Charlie Brown Christmas Elf The Nativity It's a Wonderful Life The Santa Clause How the Grinch Stole Christmas The Santa Clause 3 A Christmas Carol Merry Christmas!
Here are ten of my favorite Christmas songs. What are some of your favorites? O Holy Night Little Drummer Boy Silent Night O Come All Ye Faithful Joy To The World Hark the Herald Angels Sing I Have Seen the Light Feliz Navidad O Little Town of Bethlehem Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah
King David was a military leader and a spiritual leader. Throughout the Old Testament, priests have a role to help connect people to God, showing the people the way to right relationship with God and offering sacrifices on behalf of the people. The kings of the Old Testament reign under the authority of God, and... Continue Reading →
With anticipation the people wondered: when would the king be born? You can hear a mother telling her children, "Don't worry, my child. The king is coming." At Christmas we celebrate Jesus' birth. He was born to live the life we couldn't live, a life of perfection in every way. He died the death that... Continue Reading →
Parents are overjoyed when their kids make good decisions. See, parents really do love their kids and want the best for them (shocker to some kids!), and parents generally do know what are the best choices for their kids to make (again, big shocker to some kids). But part of parenting is allowing kids to... Continue Reading →
Jesus was born to be the Savior of the world. The Gospels of Matthew and Luke describe the details surrounding his birth. Remarkably, one thousand years before his birth, the Psalms give us clues about who he would be. A careful reading of the Psalms and the New Testament show us that Jesus is both son... Continue Reading →