New Life Each day brings rebirth, A fresh page on life’s canvas, Let the Artist work Today a New Year dawns, and just like any other day we’re presented with a choice. We can find renewal in Christ, or we can continue stumbling down the dusty roads of life on […]Read more "“New Life” – A Haiku for the New Year"
“And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6 The coming of a New Year always inspires me to reflect on all that God has done in my life up to […]Read more "A Word for 2015: “Faith”"
My face was drenched in sweat as I raced down the long, black corridor. Shivering with fear, I pounded on the iron doors with clammy fists. “Somebody help me!” I shrieked. He was coming for me. Mr. Black had seduced me with his devilish smile, inviting me to his estate for a “good […]Read more "Friday Fictioneers – Dark Regret"
We took the kids to a tree farm near our house to cut down our own Christmas Tree this year… we ended up with a scraggly little weed that would never pass for a real tree in the major stores, but the kids just fell in love with it! So many to choose from… Running […]Read more "Wordless Wednesday – The Great Christmas Tree Hunt"
Countless artists have attempted to capture the beauty and the majesty of Christ’s birth, and we tend to see so many of these images around this time of year that few really reach out and grab us. I find this particular painting, however, especially beautiful. Adoration of the Shepherds was painted by Gerard […]Read more "“Adoration of the Shepherds” – Gerard von Honthorst"
If I were asked to sum up the rich meaning of Christmas in one word, it would be “Emmanuel.” This year, more than any other, I’ve found myself surrounded by this name in Christmas songs and on Christmas cards, and I just haven’t been able to keep my mind off of reflecting on […]Read more "Emmanuel – Christmas in a Nutshell"
It’s my birthday today, and I’ve been surrounded by wonderful wishes and prayers of birthday blessing. My co-workers threw an office party (complete with the awesome little turkey you see above and lemon bars, one of my favorite desserts), and tonight I’ll get to celebrate with my wife and kids. The most inspirational birthday […]Read more "Sharing My Birthday Blessing…"
Having someone watch your every move is typically considered to be a negative experience, but it’s not so with God. Knowing that He watches us each moment, knows our every thought, and guides our every step brings an incredible sense of joy and lasting peace. This past Sunday morning my wife and I led […]Read more "Thankful for His Watchfulness"
“How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good tidings, who publishes peace, who brings good tidings of good, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, ‘Your God reigns.’” Isaiah 52:7Read more "Saturday Scripture – “How Beautiful”"
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 _______________________________ The dreams I dream for you Are deeper than the ones you’re clinging to More precious than the finest things you […]Read more "Wordless Wednesday – Dream Car"