January 15, 2020

And Jesus increased in wisdom, stature, and in favor with God and man.  Luke 2:52

How do you grow wisdom or stature?  How do you grow in favor with God and man?

I can't just put up a growth marker inside my closet and take monthly measurements to show increase in wisdom,...

December 31, 2019

Underneath the story of Christmas that we celebrate every year is another story. It is a story of waiting as long and as misunderstood as the 400 years of silence between Malachi and Matthew.  This story completes what Christmas began.  This story is victory over every...

January 3, 2018

2018 comes with its brand new calendar pages.  Most of us haven’t even had time to start filling up the squares.  It looks clean, unused, hopeful.  But what will we write on its pages?  I don’t know about you but I come to this New Year needing everything a fresh start...

January 14, 2016

Are you looking for something new in the New Year?

I think many of us want the New Year to live up to its name.  What good is changing the year we write if nothing new comes with it?


Now, don’t get me wrong.  I don’t want catastrophic new. I’d like t...

January 6, 2016

Today, Wednesday, January 6, is Ephiphany. This is the day set aside to remember the visit of the Magi to the Christ child.


The Magi came later than the shepherds, though our nativity pageants and home scenes rarely show this chronology.  Our daughter, Lisa, never plac...

January 21, 2015


My in box bursts with messages about what I need to do for the New Year.  If I made one resolution per e-mail suggestion, my list of New Year resolutions would be daunting. And impossible!


I usually make a short list of goals for the New Year, and I know I should hav...

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