If pressed could you discern the actual gospel of Jesus Christ from a counterfeit? Especially if the skewed message came from within mainstream evangelicalism?
Archives for December 2015
I finally tackled the task of cleaning my clothes closet. In case you’re also struggling with how to lighten your possessions, here are some of the criteria I used to decide what to keep and what to donate. I tossed clothes that met the following criteria: I bought it when Ronald Reagan was president. I […]
This December you can have a Mary Christmas or a Martha Christmas. In a Martha Christmas you are so frantic doing good things that you miss the best gift of all. In a Mary Christmas you recognize what is truly important and find the best gift of all.
There’s nothing like the Christmas season to force you to face the fact that life is often neither joyful nor triumphant. What is there to celebrate about Christmas? We’ll answer that question by looking at one of my favorite Christmas stories: Job.
What if God has called me to something and I’m just plain afraid to follow? The path he’s put before me seems to frightening or overwhelming? What then? Handout When God calls: 5 ways to run your race well Follow God’s call with humble faith and obedience (1 Kings 19:19-21). Trust God to equip you […]
As the oldest woman in the family tree, the success of Christmas settled on my shoulders like a straight jacket. How can any thing that can fits under a Christmas tree transform the life of the recipient from misery to joy?