Archives for December 2015

God's Good in our Suffering

What do we mean when we say that God works all things together for good? What is that "good?" Understanding the "good" that has for you in your moments of pain, hurt, loss, suffering or trials will shape how you respond in these dark moments. It will show you where you can find hope. It will reveal the greater purpose of what God is at work to accomplish in your life. What is that "good?"...Read More

Trusting God's Higher Ways

Often the world and our lives have the illusion of chaos as we see so many things that seem to be spinning out of control. What we often fail to take into consideration is that the story God is writing in human history comes from a level of thought that we could never begin to approach. Isaiah gives us an important reminder as we consider God's plans and ways of working in human history....Read More

Christmas: Trying to Comprehend the Incomprehensible

Each year during the Christmas season I spend several weeks wrestling with the glorious truth of the incarnation, and every year I come to the same conclusion, it's incomprehensible. Sure, I know the story, but each year I am reminded again of the unfathomable reality of the Christmas story. But we must keep trying. ...Read More

Making Christ the Center of Your Christmas

The Christmas season is a special time of year, but what makes it special isn't all of the fun traditions that we partake in. What makes it special is what and who we are celebrating, Jesus! Unfortunately, it is easy to see the traditions and events of the season clutter our view of what is really important this time of year. What can we do to keep Jesus at the center of our Christmas this year? Here are a few ways that my family strives to keep Christmas all about Jesus....Read More

What Do You See in the Nativity Scene?

What imagery pops into your head when you think of Christmas? Is it the nativity scene? I think it is for many, if not most Christians. The nativity scene is beautiful on many levels, isn't it? It produces such a peaceful and happy sight, as we behold the sweet baby boy in a manger, with a glowing mother and proud father, onlooking shepherds, amidst farm animals in a barn. As wonderful as this image is, it is easy for us to get lost in it's tranquility and miss out on the grander reality of what really took place....Read More


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