Joy to the World

OK, I know.  It is weird to be reading “the Christmas story” in March.  Wise men and shepherds and stars are for December right?  We come to associate these stories with one month of the year, often times ignoring them for the other 11 months.  Perhaps, though, there is a message in these stories that… Read More ›

Run It Out

I give you thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness; for you have exalted your name and your word above everything. (Psalm 138:1-2) Baseball managers will often praise… Read More ›

Memory

One of the games that I used to love to play as a kid was Memory.  The premise of the game was very simple:  lay the cards out on a table, then each player took turns turning them over 2 at a time.  The object of the game was to find as many matching pairs… Read More ›

He Keeps Us Singing

“When they had sung the hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.” – Matthew 26:30 Do we ever consider just how unusual this is?  Jesus has just finished sharing his final meal with his disciples.  As they were gathered around the table, Jesus has already told them that one of them is a… Read More ›

Having Compassion on Our Children

“As a father has compassion for his children, so the LORD has compassion for those who fear him.” – Psalm 103:13 “And, fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” – Ephesians 6:4 “Because I said so.”  I waited my whole child and… Read More ›