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  • Long Nights - A Devotion
    Long Nights - A Devotion
    Isaiah 59:9-12 (NLT)So there is no justice among us, and we know nothing about right living. We look for light but find only darkness. We look for bright skies but walk in gloom. We grope like the blind along a wall, feeling our way like people...
  • Message of the season: world peace is coming
    Message of the season: world peace is coming
    Advent is a time of hope for the world. It is not the next election, the next great political movement, the next great religious movement or even our favorite sports team winning the season. Passages such as Mark 13:24-37 reveal that the outcome...
  • The highway back to God
    The highway back to God
    Isaiah’s message (40:1-11) continues into Mark 1:1-8. God instructs his angels to comfort his people, to reassure Jerusalem that her punishment will soon be over. A voice from God’s angelic council urges fellow angels to build a...
  • When will there be change?
    When will there be change?
    What is witnessing? Some people seem to think that it means we make statements like we are saved and ask others if they have been born again. John 1:6-7 says that John the Baptist was a witness, yet he did not use any such language. He was sent ...
  • Simeon's bucket list
    Simeon's bucket list
    In Luke 2:22-40 we learn that Jesus was circumcised on the eighth day. Thirty three days later his mother observed the purification rites (Leviticus 12:2-8). The family’s offering was doves or pigeons without a lamb because Jesus’...
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson and Christmas
    Neil deGrasse Tyson and Christmas
    Oh for the love of all that is holy. Get a sense of humor folks.Or have Santa bring you one.I know war is hell and some folks say there is a war on Christmas. It is exactly like combat minus death, injury, fighting, weaponry and tragedy. And a...
  • I Choose Life - A Devotion
    I Choose Life - A Devotion
    Matthew 7:13-14 (NLT)“You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way. But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and...
  • The three wise men at the Vatican
    Who were the three kings/wise men of the Orient?
    Many of you may be familiar with the classic Christmas carol “We Three Kings of Orient Are”, some may be listening to it now, and yes, some may be tired of hearing it.Let's re-examine a mystery that has never been fully addressed...
  • Made for Change - A Devotion
    Made for Change - A Devotion
    Hebrews 12:15-17 (NLT)Look after each other so that none of you fails to receive the grace of God. Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corrupting many. Make sure that no one is immoral or godless like Esau, who...
  • Keep It Simple - A Devotion
    Keep It Simple - A Devotion
    John 3:16-18 (NLT)For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through...
  • Death of a leader
    The Interview; A leader killed
    People are curious; they are anxious; they are fearful; they are watching….. People want to know about this movie, ‘The Interview’. Is it worth seeing; risking your life; is it threatening? People are going to the theaters that...
  • I grew up with Santa, not Jesus
    I grew up with Santa, not Jesus
    As a child Christmas was exciting and magical. As an adult it became just another commercialized holiday. As a Christian, it has that excitement again because my perspective is no longer on me, but on Christ.I was raised with Santa, not Jesus. I...
  • "Twelve drums a drumming"
    Twelve Days of Christmas: My True Love gave to me, Twelve Drummers drumming
    Often when a big announcement is forthcoming, we will hear a “drum roll!” This is a specific rhythm used by the drummer. And sometimes there is not even a drum in sight; and folks will make an imitation noise with their voices...
  • Tis the Season - A Devotion
    Tis the Season - A Devotion
    Ecclesiastes 3:9-13 (NLT)What do people really get for all their hard work? I have seen the burden God has placed on us all. Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people...
  • The Perils of Belief
    The Perils of Belief
    In a growing number of countries, the poohbahs-that-be are clamping down on a group they see as inimical to social order: atheists.In Egypt, for example, the regime is determined to make it clear that non-believers will be personae non grata. The...