What?!? Is That All There Is to Christmas?
The thief has been stealthy in stealing the startling power of Christmas. Even if you avoid the chaos of cultural celebrations, it's still easy to be lulled into a slumber of silent, holy night. For, in truth, it was a violent invasion of the greatest magnitude. We also miss the inconceivable actuality that He through Whom all things were made could somehow be compressed and contained in a few quivering pounds of flesh and blood. But the angels got it! Why else would they say
Was the Primal Sin of Adam and Eve Ingratitude?
We are a people silently seduced by the busy, distracting, diverting, and mundane. And so we miss the miracle moments set before us by God. Robert Emmons is right, 'We need a way of seeing that alters our gaze.' Gratitude is more than a fleeting emotion that comes and goes and passes on. It is a practice, a discipline, a decision and lifestyle that is Inclusive, Attentive, Contagious, and Theocentric. I ACT is the acronym that reminds us of these 4 things and it can help us t
Are Your Keys Rusty or Ready?
It's not complicated. For years the church has prayed, 'Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.' But there are specific areas and ways in which we activate that. We are to deploy the authority that Christ gave to the church to 'bind and loose' those things that are within our assigned spheres. And, yes, there are clear prerequisites to which we must adhere. And just like the airline in-loss-of cabin-pressure briefing to 'put on your own mask first,' t
Walk This Bridge - Finish Well
God has a bridge for you to walk. A remarkable bridge that will help you finish well and step into 2022 brilliantly. Interested? Saturday sundown, we enter the 10th biblical month that forms this bridge. It begins and is anchored by Hanukkah: Celebrating God’s past and current breakthrough miracles and increasing light. Remembering also the declarations Jesus made during this feast: His sheep hear His voice, they are known by Him, follow closely and NO ONE can snatch them a