Your Story Isn’t Over

Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about 7 miles from Jerusalem. They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus Himself came up and walked along with them; but they were kept from recognizing Him.

 He asked them, “What are you (more…)

The Year of Joy

Rejoice always. – 1 Thessalonians 5:16

For the Chinese, 2016 will be the year of the red fire monkey. For me, it will be the year of joy.

Compassion has challenged Christian bloggers to come up with a one-word theme for the coming year. To be honest, aside from some encouraging strides in my relationship with my father, 2015 wasn’t such a great (more…)

Ho-Ho-Hum

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. – John 1:14

Some people love the Christmas season. They love the lights, the shopping, the decorating, the music, the baking of Christmas cookies, the gift exchanges, the parties. Christmases past are a (more…)

Unless a Seed Falls

Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. – John 12:24

Entropy. The second law of thermodynamics. Everywhere I see evidence of it – in the mirror, in my overgrown yard, in the deaths of so many I’ve known, in this freakishly (more…)

Prepare to Suffer for Jesus

Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. – 2 Timothy 3:12

This morning I read a story about Atlanta Fire Chief Kevin Cochran, who was fired because of the biblically aligned content of a teaching materials he had written for his church. This came on the heels of another story of a substitute teacher (a Gideon, (more…)