The Big Event

Within the next 24 hours people all over the world will begin celebrating the culminating event of the advent season — Christmas Day.  Most of us will be giving gifts, receiving gifts, singing, feasting with family, and spreading joy and happiness throughout the day.  Since before the Thanksgiving holiday many of us have been lookingContinue reading “The Big Event”

Keep Christ in Christmas—He Couldn’t Be Taken Out if We Tried

During the Christmas season, you often hear people complaining about its paganism and its lack of Christ; yet Christ is all throughout Christmas.  Christmas is the season to give, to praise, and to let your light shine.  It is the season to uplift someone else, the make their days merry and bright.  Santa Clause, Decorations,Continue reading “Keep Christ in Christmas—He Couldn’t Be Taken Out if We Tried”

Become the Blessing

For the past week, I have been praying for a few people.  I have prayed for people I know personally and some I have never met.  Some prayers can only be answered by God; yet some can be answered by God’s angels here on earth.  Angels do not have to be heavenly beings but theyContinue reading “Become the Blessing”

One Gift You Should Get Everyone on Your List

When I think about Christmas, I think about the greatest gift we could have even been given – the gift of Christ.  Every year my mom (still at this age) asks me what I want for Christmas – my siblings ask me too. At a point in life where my greatest wants and needs cannotContinue reading “One Gift You Should Get Everyone on Your List”

Danger is Real; Fear is a Choice

 Funny that as I read my bible this morning, I thought of a quote actor Will Smith said in the movie, “After Earth”.  He told his son “danger is real, yet fear is a choice”.  Sometimes we start on journeys, a slave to fear before we even encounter danger.  We anticipate the danger.  We areContinue reading “Danger is Real; Fear is a Choice”

Reconnected

In such a day of connectivity, we hate to feel disconnected.  Leaving our cell phones at home is a major issue.  Lack of internet connectivity is unfathomable.  It can be the same with God. For months, I have felt like my connection to Christ was going in and out.  It was like I was signingContinue reading “Reconnected”

Fireworks because I am not self-governing

Today, Independence Day, the 4th of July, the great U.S. day of celebration.  This is the day that marks our country’s independence from Great Britain.  No more is the U.S. governed by British law.  The nation rejoices with parties, and great food and fireworks — we are independent.  We are free — We are self-governing.Continue reading “Fireworks because I am not self-governing”

You want to be great, but do you want to be a blessing?

Genesis 12:2 “And I will make of you a great nation and I will bless you and I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.” We all want to be great don’t we? We all want to do great things, have great things, and fulfill our dreams. We have aspirations andContinue reading “You want to be great, but do you want to be a blessing?”

A Thief Called Fear

                                                                                                                        John 10:10 NIV The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. It’s funny, some of the things that I desire most to do, I am most fearful of. Literally, I will do those things by myself and enjoyContinue reading “A Thief Called Fear”

Go Hard or Go Home!

Go Hard or Go Home Mark 10:51-52 Jesus asked, “What do you want me to do for you? ”The blind man answered, “Master, I want to see!” Jesus told him, “You may go. Your eyes are healed because of your faith.” In the story of Blind Bartimaeus, Jesus meets a beggar who cried out toContinue reading “Go Hard or Go Home!”