Christmas is coming up really fast, and I realize, as I have gotten older that it can come with a lot of stress. There are travel plans that need to be arranged, gifts to be bought, baking to be done, and a whole list of stuff to do. It can become easy to get so
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Sometimes when we think Christmas and the nativity scene we can become distracted with the types of animals, the way it must have looked, and we adapt the image in our minds to fit with what we know or can relate to. Now this is not bad, but sometimes we become so enraptured with the
The Good News Network is a website that was started back in 1997 that is geared toward providing good and uplifting news stories compared to the bad news that tends to dominate most news outlets. For instance some of the headlines this week featured a 13-year-old girl who landed a record-breaking backflip in her wheelchair.
What would you wish for if you had three wishes that would be granted, a billion dollars, fame, health or long life? Or maybe something simpler like a new car or all your debts paid off? Or maybe you would wish for something broader like world peace or an end to world hunger? Those things
How do you know when someone is drunk? I actually found some answers to that question on wiki-how. It was pretty standard stuff glassy or bloodshot eyes, smell alcohol on their breath or clothes, inability to walk a straight line, or handle simple motor function, like fumbling with their keys, spilling a drink, etc., slurred speech.
So throughout this advent season I am trying to tie my sermon in with the advent reading. Last week we looked at Mary’s Magnificat, because that was the passage. But when looking at the advent reading for today, I was really resistant to preaching a sermon on this passage. Let me tell you why. You
So we learned a lot about prayer from Hezekiah, last week. But I think there is more that we can still learn from Hezekiah about prayer. So today we are going to address what happens in the next chapter of his life. Let’s begin by look at Isaiah 38, verse 1: “In those days Hezekiah
Are you familiar with the phrase, “don’t drink the kool aid?” Do you know where it came from? Jim Jones was a former Methodist pastor who was focused on racial integration. Somewhere along the lines he went off the rails and became the leader of a cult called the People’s temple and proclaimed himself the
Now the book of Revelation is a vision that has been given to John and it concerns the end times. By the time we arrive at Revelation 19 John has been sharing about the great tribulation. It’s a great book that gives us a glimpse of what is to come, but it is written