Comfort at Christmas

Comfort at Christmas

Matthew 7:7 7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. 9 Or which one of you, if his son […]

Share the Love

Share the Love

Matt. 28:18-20 “Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I […]

Perfect Love Drives Out Fear

Perfect Love Drives Out Fear

“There is no room in love for fear. Well-formed love banishes fear. Since fear is crippling. A fearful life- fear of death, of judgement- is not yet fully formed in love.” 1 John 4:18, The Message. This year has been one of the most spiritually and emotionally exhausting years in my life. The reality that […]

Ancient Love Story

Ancient Love Story

When I was 9 or 10 years old, my extended family spent our Spring Break on a service project in South Carolina. We volunteered with an organization that was helping people to rebuild their homes after a devastating hurricane. Our family was able to help a couple of other families to finish their houses—laying tile, […]

Costumes

Costumes

If you are a parent with little kids, this is how you spent your evening:  reviving little ones from their naps, convincing them to eat anything (something nutritious?  A noble goal, but seriously…I hope they eat anything), changing a diaper, convincing them to keep their socks on, suppressing excitement about the upcoming bounty of candy, […]

Lost Love

Real love – God’s love – has been lost. We hear the word “love” and most of us have thoughts of Disney-style romance or the good feelings of family and friends getting along. For some, love is associated with feelings of ecstasy, particularly surrounding sex but even the enjoyment of ice cream. “What is love” […]

Love and Knowledge

Love and Knowledge

“Love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage.” This is a line from the song “Love and Marriage,” made famous by Frank Sinatra. The song speaks of the inseparable nature of these two things. They are meant to go together. But what about love and knowledge? At first blush this wouldn’t seem to […]

Made In God’s Image

Made In God’s Image

Whether you are an ardent Christian believer, an atheist, skeptic, or somewhere in between, you have likely faced the question, ‘What does it all mean? What is the purpose of life? And if there is such a purpose, what were we created for? The aim for this article is not to engage the question of […]

Who Made God?

Who Made God?

“Who made God?” Perhaps you have asked this question or you have been asked it. It is a simple question, one that we ask about a lot of things. Who made that car? Who made this food? Who made . . . fill in the blank. It is a simple question and yet when we […]

With Them In the Boat

With Them In the Boat

Mark 4:35-41 recounts a familiar story.  Jesus and the disciples attempt to cross the Sea of Galilee in a fishing boat.  An unexpected and vicious storm blows in.  The wind was whipping the sails and waves beat the sides of the boat.  The boat was starting to sink under the weight of the water.  Through […]