MARY Christmas (Part 3)

(Part 3)   I hope you’re having an amazing Christmas today celebrating our Savior’s birth. To think that the King of kings chose to leave the perfection of a grandiose kingdom and invade our sinful world with love and a plan for redemption is mind-boggling. I’m still thinking about Mary and want to pass on […]

MARY Christmas (Part 2)

(Part 2) As mentioned last week, I’m trying to have a MARY Christmas this year. In thinking about her life, I want to pass on what I’m learning and hopefully challenge YOU to establish a Mary Christmas as well.   • Mary trusted in the midst of discomfort. In Bethlehem, Joseph and Mary soon discovered […]

MARY Christmas

This year I’ve decided to have a MARY Christmas. I’ve been thinking about her recently . . . and here are some things I’m learning that I want to challenge you with, OK? • Mary trusted God for the impossible. When the angel announced she’d deliver the Messiah, she didn’t understand it. It seemed ridiculous, […]

Embracing Hope When Life Hurts

“Is your life full of difficulties and temptations? Then be happy, for when the way is rough, your patience has a chance to grow. So let it grow, and don’t try to squirm out of your problems. For when your patience is finally in full bloom, then you will be ready for anything, strong in […]

What a Difference! (Acts 4:13)

(Acts 4:13) Check this out: “When the council saw the boldness of Peter and John, and could see that they were obviously uneducated, non-professionals, they were amazed and realized what being with Jesus had done for them.” (The Living Bible) Last week we chatted about Peter and John healing the lame man who was sitting […]

He Wants YOU to Participate! (Acts 3:1-10)

It’s a fascinating account. Peter and John are on their way to the temple to praise God and to worship. They see a lame man sitting near the temple steps begging for money. That’s the only way handicapped people could earn a living in Bible days; they held out a tin cup. When he saw […]


I mentioned last week that I love the book of Daniel, and by reading a commentary about him, I discovered some exciting things. Last week I shared that I found out Daniel was only 14 when he was captured. And his three best friends—Shadrack, Meshack and Abednego— were even younger than he was! I’m impressed […]