A very public sports calamity moves a whole nation to a sudden collective urge to pray for one man in crisis for his life. The US is a praying nation indeed. ◊ After a New Year’s weekend of spectacularly entertaining… Read More ›
A Different New Year Plan
How about doing the “New Year’s Resolution” thing differently this year? Here’s a New Year Planning Tool that’s easy, quick, but profoundly powerful in resetting your life. ◊ So it’s New Year’s time again and another opportunity to clean the slate… Read More ›
Question: What Did Mary Know?
Mary, the mother of Jesus, knew only what she could trust but not fully understand. Imagine her fear, wonder, uncertainty and hopeful expectation. Reconsider her story voiced in a beautiful song. ◊ It’s actually an interesting question. Did Mary, the… Read More ›
Question: Did Isaiah Get it Right?
When you look at it more closely, the Old Testament prophet says something very confusing about the Baby Jesus. It’s enough to rattle one’s faith. It rattled mine until I learned this. ◊ Most of us are familiar hearing the… Read More ›
Question: What was the Christmas Star?
Have you heard of the Great Conjunction – the merging of Saturn and Jupiter? Was the iconic Christmas symbol really a new star, a comet, or merely aligned planets? Have you considered another option? ◊ The topic comes up every… Read More ›
Christmas – 2,000 Years in the Making
Not the 2,000 years from Christ’s birth to AD 2022, but from the 2,000 years prior to Christ’s birth. It’s a story for the ages. ◊ The Christmas Story of the birth of Jesus is familiar to children and adults alike as we’ve… Read More ›
Merry Christmas NYC
Even New York City can reconcile a secularized holiday season with the reality of what we’re celebrating. How do you deal with the Jesus thing? ◊ I celebrated Thanksgiving last week in New York City with part of the family. We… Read More ›
Debbie’s Gift – a Thanksgiving Story
Thankfulness comes out of giving, for both sides. We can actually learn how to give from a free and surrendered heart. Here’s a modern family Thanksgiving story of giving and receiving. ◊ A man, at his wife’s urging, agreed to spend… Read More ›
The Thanksgiving Story is a true American story. Actually, beyond a history lesson, it’s a lesson in human nature and basic economics. Students of all ages should take notice. ◊ As we move closer to Thanksgiving, I’m reminded of the true… Read More ›
One Year Ago
Going to memorial services for two friends this month gives one pause. One year ago, this week, my family faced our own crisis. It was a startling opportunity to practice what I preach. ◊ First of all, I am not a… Read More ›
The Muslim, Jewish, Catholic Family
This very week I was reminded of an encounter 7 years ago while at the same restaurant in southern California. Fleeting are the moments and opportunities we all have to share our faith and lives. ◊ Seven years ago while… Read More ›
Truth on the 4th of July?
Beyond barbeques and fireworks, we will be faced again this 4th of July weekend with stories of America’s past and origins. Is it true? What is truth? Here are 5 keys to effectively discern truth, on anything. ◊ So what is… Read More ›