That’s probably one of the most asked questions when seeing friends after Christmas. At least when I was a kid…… Let me tell you what I got for Christmas……. I got gratitude. Gratitude for family. Gratitude that many of them live close enough to get together for Christmas – even if it’s not on Christmas … Continue reading What Did You Get For Christmas?
God, It feels like we’re circling the drain right now. You know, that point when a sink is emptying where the water goes faster and faster and round and round and it will soon disappear? And it will disappear into a place that is dark and smelly and gunky? Yeah, that. That’s the way it … Continue reading Circling The Drain
This morning, we had the privilege of hearing a sermon on Isaiah 40:1-12. If I dare summarize the entire sermon into one sentence, it would be: “God lays down the highway, he paves the road, he fills in the valleys, all you have to do is move part of the rocks.” In other words, God … Continue reading Heavy Lifting
Genesis 6:22 “Noah did everything God commanded him to do.” That’s hard – that’s hard even under the best of times. But think about this…… Noah didn’t live by the ocean. I don’t know how far away from the ocean he was, but he wasn’t on the shorefront. God told Noah to build a boat. … Continue reading Noah, Seriously?
“Use the life you’ve been given to give others life.” That’s a direct quote from Ann Voskamp’s book of Advent devotions called, “Unwrapping The Greatest Gift.” I highly recommend it. Today she tells the story of Esther. You know Esther, the Jew who was queen – even though very few people knew she was Jewish. … Continue reading How are You Going To? How are You?