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Christmas Boys

As we recently decorated our house for Christmas my grandson declared that he and I were "the Christmas boys."  I readily agreed which set off a lively conversation with his sister and grandmother about who in our family really liked Christmas the best.  Although we...

A New Congregation

It was recently reported in our local newspaper that an atheist church was opening in town.  I have recently been in some interesting conversations with some individuals who claim to be atheists and this new development adds a new dimension to the discussions.  I have...

Your Christian Metaphor.

Metaphors are effective to compare something obscure with something more easily understood.  In Philippians 1:27-30 Paul expresses his hope that whether he is released from prison to visit the Philippian believers or remains jailed he wants to hear that they are...

The Spirit’s Joy-Galatians 5:22

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, peace, joy..." The Holy Spirit is the gift of the Father to His Children.  He was given at the request of His Son who sent Him to aid us in our lives and mission on earth until Jesus returns.  Jesus promised that the Holy Spirit...

The Joy of Jesus-John 15:11

"These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full." The joys we experience in life are many and wonderful.  They joy of marriage, births of children, getting a new job or going on a faraway trip make our lives great. ...

The Maji’s Joy-Matthew 2:10

"And when they saw the star, the rejoiced with great joy." In the entire Christmas story there are no characters or events except the incarnation stranger that the coming of the Maji (Wise Men) to Bethlehem.  Their presence in the Christmas story is indeed strange but...