Are you a New Year’s Resolution maker? Do you make yourself a promise at the beginning of each year and hope you'll stick to it? That used to be me. I would start the year with grand intentions and I would fall flat by February. The all-or-nothing, pass-or-fail approach of a New Year’s Resolution didn’t … Continue reading Word of the Year – Setting Your Focus for the New Year
Christmas is the ultimate story of divine intervention and holy interruption! It is the perfect example of God stepping into the ordinary to accomplish the extraordinary. There was nothing special about the people and places in the story of Jesus’ birth, but that was God’s intention all along. Mary was a teenaged girl from a … Continue reading Christmas: Divine Intervention & Holy Interruption
When my children were small and they were sad or hurt, I would crouch down to their level and pull them close. I would look them in their eyes as I comforted them and told them I loved them. Two-thousand years ago, our heavenly Father came down to our level so that we could see … Continue reading Advent – Love Came Down
According to the world, the goal of life is to achieve happiness. Messages abound insisting we can and should be happy. But what if I told you settling for happiness would be selling yourself short? Happiness is volatile. The slightest shift in circumstances can derail it and the goal for achieving it always seems to … Continue reading Advent – Good News of Great Joy!
Today the world collectively longs for peace. A global pandemic frightens us. Racial injustice angers us. Political unrest divides us. Two thousand years ago Jesus entered a world that also longed for peace. God’s people had gone for generations without hearing from Him. War and upheaval had weakened their resolve. They had been influenced by … Continue reading Advent – Peace: Jesus’ Gift to You