Well that is an easy question to answer. Holidays are so hard because people are involved in them. Plain and simple. It’s not much harder than that. But we make the holidays very hard on ourselves because of the way we want the world to see us. You see, no one wants the world to … More Why Are The Holidays So Hard?
When you think of Christmas, what thoughts come to mind? Do you immediately focus on shopping, gifts, entertaining, and cooking, or do you remember that Jesus’ birth is the main event? Even if your initial thoughts are about that first Christmas, you could miss some of life’s most important lessons if you don’t move beyond … More Jesus’ Birth
Who is Jesus? That’s a question every Christian should be able to answer correctly and confidently, yet many of us feel totally inadequate to explain who He is. We’ve been saved and baptized, we attend church regularly, and even give to the ministry of the church. But if someone questions us about Jesus, sometimes we … More Who Is This Jesus?
As a child, I can remember that I used to love just sitting in front of our Christmas tree and I was mesmerized by the lights and how they danced. I could sit there and watch those lights for hours at a time. The anticipation of what was under the tree was just the best … More Silent Night
My guess is that God often wonders when we are going to be willing to be put our faith to the test. We sit around and wonder why things are not working out as we want them to. We ask God, “Are you not hearing my prayers? I have prayed for this over and over, … More Faith as a Verb
The one thing I get asked most often around this time of year as a Pastor is, “Is it ok to enjoy Christmas like most people do? Isn’t having a tree and giving gifts a secular thing and we should be avoiding it?” My answer is always the same – Of course it’s ok to … More It’s Ok To Enjoy Christmas