My favorite thing about turning the calendar over to a new year is the feeling that I’ve got a fresh start. How can we get that clean slate feeling?
Three Weighty Gifts
Have we forgotten the weight of meaning behind the first Christmas gifts?
Two Boy Babies
“The babe leaped” Luke 1:41 KJV Once upon a time in the land of Israel, two boys were born. These boys were cousins. These boys had been sent by God for a specific purpose. Don’t let the once upon a time fool you. This is a true story about John barZacharias and Jesus of Nazareth. …
One Bright Night
Take a few minutes to imagine you're a shepherd on a dark hillside. What would you do when the night turned bright from the presence of a heavenly messenger?
Is Christ Invited to Advent?
In recent years, Advent calendars have become a popular way to count down the days to Christmas. But isn't Advent season is supposed to be more?
So Many Reasons to Be Thankful
It's Thanksgiving time in the U.S. Will you take a moment to thank God for your blessings?
What it means to “cast your cares on Jesus”
Sometimes, we get burdened down. The load gets too heavy for even Paul Bunyan and his ox Blue to carry. But no cares are too heavy for Jesus. The New International Version uses the word "anxiety" in place of cares in 1 Peter 5:7. For most of us, that makes more sense. But it doesn't …
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Our Daily Walk with God
Recently, our pastor has been preaching from various Psalms. Since I adore this book, I've been interested in the messages. Then came the Sunday when his text was Psalm 23. Good grief, I thought. What can we possibly learn from the most familiar Psalm in the world? Apparently, at least six things that remind us …
What Do You Believe?
Have you been asked what you believe about something? Sometimes, it's an easy question to answer. But when it comes to the Bible, it can be more difficult. Our pastor had us studying the book BELIEVE by Randy Frazee for midweek Bible study since February. Since we did THE STORY a couple years ago, this …
Ending the Summer of Psalms
Summer’s long days shorten. The scent of cider blots out the smoke of campfires. Kids will return to school. Thus ends the summer of Psalms.