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  • The Very Best Bible Reading Plan You’ll Find This Year (2019)

    ***There’s a surprise gift for you, my faithful readers, at the bottom of this post! Merry Christmas. A struggling family with several teens lived one street over from a popular, restaurant district. Christmas was near, so I asked if they had a wish list. I expected them to clamor for video games, trendy sneakers, or …[ read more ]

  • The Scandal of Christmas and the Invitation to Receive

    Ever see two people fight to pick up a check? A meal shared is a lovely thing but then the bill comes and someone has to pay. I’ve seen people go to astounding lengths – leaping across tables, intercepting waitresses, arm wrestling, artful gymnastics, diversion and trickery – all in order to be the one …[ read more ]

  • Who Are We When We’ve Lost Everything that Mattered

    Have you ever been separated from the things that once defined you? Maybe it was your career, your marriage, your appearance, or an ability you had, but lost. How lost did you feel? How hard was it to meet new people and to answer the most basic questions like where do you live, or what …[ read more ]

  • When Christmas Has Nothing to Do with You

    This season isn’t about you, is it? What do you have to do with Jesus? Nothing, really. Most days you don’t stop even once to consider what Jesus would do or what He thinks of your life. You’re not against Him or angry with Him. You’re not consciously running from Him. He’s just not on …[ read more ]

  • The Twelve Sanity Checks of Christmas

    Sanity Check Number One: The world has always been in trouble at Christmas even before there was Christmas. Through every generation there has been trouble, suffering, and trial in the world as Christians lit candles for the Christ child and slipped gifts under trees. We inhale the world’s toxins and exhale the breath of Christ …[ read more ]