The Right Way to Be Wrong

Are you wrong? No? Are you sure? Is there a chance you could be in the wrong in some area of your life? Why would any writer start an article by asking such questions? Are we trying to lose readers here? Being told we are wrong can cut us to the very heart. We have a nature that… Continue reading The Right Way to Be Wrong

Me and Christmas 

I know, it probably should be "Christmas and me". Or is it "Christmas and I"? You decide, as I talk about this unique phenomenon we call "Christmas" as seen through the lens of my heart. There are questions within the community of sincere believers as to whether this event warrants nearly the focus it gets,… Continue reading Me and Christmas 

BUT IF NOT: Coming to a city near you

"Read it again, Mommy." I really don't remember the number of times, but I know they were many. I picture where they all took place.  As we snuggled in for bedtime reading after family prayer, my young daughter would ask for the story about the three Hebrew children of Daniel chapter 3.  For several weeks… Continue reading BUT IF NOT: Coming to a city near you

WHEN A COAT IS ALL YOU HAVE

This isn't a post about being without earthly possessions, though it wouldn't be a bad thing to call attention to -- there are certainly people in that situation. Instead it's a reference to a message Bro. Aaron Dutton preached recently, and its after-affects in my heart. I'll try not to ruin the message for any… Continue reading WHEN A COAT IS ALL YOU HAVE

Maybe I should have…

Maybe I should have packed faster. Then I could have pleaded with Joseph to leave sooner. We should have had a room… Maybe I should have asked those kings why myrrh was brought to my baby. People are buried, wrapped in myrrh. Maybe I should have sent that back home with them. It always made me… Continue reading Maybe I should have…

We underestimated our enemy

9/11 is our modern "day that will live in infamy".  Like the first day to be so designated, it probably didn't have to happen.  in-depth research by the 9/11 Commission revealed gaps in communication among agencies, lack of immigration enforcement, and failure to heed warnings that certain individuals posed a threat, among many other factors. In our… Continue reading We underestimated our enemy

Heirs of the Dream

Last year, on this commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I wrote my thoughts on the State of the Dream, all those years later. I'd briefly like to revisit that idea. LIBERTY Our country in general enjoys a liberty that was purchased by the blood of others.  From the American Revolution to the Greatest… Continue reading Heirs of the Dream

THE MAGI AND THE GIFT

THE MAGI AND THE GIFT The journey… We traveled far -- led by a Star -- from a land hungry for light, To find the infant Hebrew King, whose glory rose so bright. Gifts we’d chosen just for him – treasures of our land. How could we think to see his face with only empty… Continue reading THE MAGI AND THE GIFT

When did the Gospel change?

Is the church today supposed to be like the church in the Book of Acts? If not, when did it change? Some things very obviously changed from the Old Testament to the New: 1) sacrifice for sin was completed by Jesus' work on Calvary (Hebrews 10:1-18) 2) eating foods prohibited under the Law of Moses… Continue reading When did the Gospel change?

Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the Holocaust, and history in the making

What makes sane, intelligent people choose to follow a Hitler? To assist in rounding up, imprisoning, torturing, and murdering an entire race of people? The war to stop Hitler ended a mere fourteen years before I came on the scene of humanity, and it has held a sort of painful fascination for me most of… Continue reading Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the Holocaust, and history in the making