There’s a lot we can learn by looking at the daring faith and trust in God that the Christmas story characters had when Jesus came into the world.
Which of the following seasonal obsessions has you in its clutches this Advent Season? Watching all my favorite Christmas movies (Elf, anyone?). Finding the perfect Christmas gift for everyone on my list. Keeping the extra pounds off when candy, cookies and eggnog lurk ‘round every corner. Fine-tuning my Christmas playlist. Watching the 10-day forecast and […]
God has a knack for using teenagers to save His people, advance His kingdom, and change the world. Maybe He chooses them because teenagers possess a naïve passion for life and a reckless willingness to do crazy things. Or like Paul says, maybe it’s because God loves to use simple, humble, foolish people to bring […]
So what are you waiting for? I’m asking because I would guess that there is at least one thing—and maybe more—that you are waiting for right now—correct? It sure seems like we humans spend a lot of our lives waiting. Here’s how the great Dr. Seuss put it in Oh, The Places You’ll Go!… Waiting […]
I don’t know about you, but I have been in some pretty dark and dank places before. My youth group—as a prank—once threw me down into an underground cellar on a Native American reservation. And by the way—there were tarantulas lurking about. I have also been holed up in a bunker during war games when […]
1. Invite neighbors over to your house for egg nog (or whatever) and let the conversation naturally unfold. Idea: …