What does God want from you during the holidays?

What does God want from you during the holidays?

One imagines that there were more than a few Israelites who considered the prophet Isaiah a kill-joy and something of a Scrooge. It was a time of cele...

December 14th, 2017 |  


What is your favorite part?

What is your favorite part?

After all these years, the Biblical Christmas account still brings joy and inspiration to me. But, one part of it in particular has developed as my fa...

December 14th, 2017 |  


‘Jesus Joy’ in our hearts

‘Jesus Joy’ in our hearts

For the third Sunday of Advent this week, our journey continues with the Star of JOY. We sing Christmas hymns like “Joy to the World” and ...

December 14th, 2017 |  


His lights in the world

His lights in the world

Of all the family Christmas traditions that we celebrate, my wife’s cookie baking is perhaps my favorite. Sadly, no matter how many she bakes, w...

December 14th, 2017 |  


It’s time to make a shift

It’s time to make a shift

Worry and worship share the same characteristics: deep thought, unshakeable focus, surrender, and devotion. The only difference between worry and wors...

December 14th, 2017 |  


Sanctify your cyberspace

Sanctify your cyberspace

Long before texts and social media, elevators were the most common place that people would infiltrate another’s personal space bubble. Most onco...

December 11th, 2017 updated: December 12th, 2017. |  


A first time experience

A first time experience

Many young people in Southern Ohio learn to deer hunt at an early age: a rite of passage. As a young person in Gallia County, I spent many hours on sp...

December 8th, 2017 |  


Biblical wisdom still applies today

Biblical wisdom still applies today

Some things never seem to change, human nature among them.In 1919, a year after the end of the horrific first World War, Rudyard Kipling published his...

December 7th, 2017 |  


Applying correct interpretation makes a difference

Applying correct interpretation makes a difference

A child can certainly interpret the experiences of life with funny perspectives at times. Your children and grandchildren do quite often, and you and ...

December 7th, 2017 |  


Faith creates what God desires you to see

Faith creates what God desires you to see

God is revealing to me the power of our words. It’s crazy. It’s life-changing. Words hold the power of life and death. What you say matter...

December 7th, 2017 |