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  • 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...
  • 8 Christmas etiquette tips
    8 Christmas etiquette tips
    Christmas is a busy time of year. There are parties, shopping, events to attend, gifts to buy, trees to trim…and the list goes on and on. In the midst of the Christmas crazies, it can be easy to forget one’s manners. Here is a list of...
  • The Nativity
    Baby in manger identified by prophet
    For unto us a child is born…(Isaiah 9:6).One of my favorite parts of the Christmas season is the chance we get to sing all those great classic Christmas hymns at church. One of my favorite songs of the season is the great hymn “What...
  • The most amazing Christmas gift
    The most amazing Christmas gift
    How amazing that Christmas brings us the most amazing gift ever given. It is a gift that is available to everyone. When it comes to this gift there are no racial lines, no religious lines, no political lines, no fiscal lines. There are no age...
  • Light your Lamp - A Devotion
    Light Your Lamp - A Devotion
    Matthew 6:22-23 (NLT)“Your eye is a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is good, your whole body is filled with light. But when your eye is bad, your whole body is filled with darkness. And if the light you think you have...
  • Billy Graham discusses Virgin Birth and Christmas
    Billy Graham discusses the virgin birth and Christmas
    Why did God have Jesus be born of the Virgin Mary? It happened by a miracle that only God could bring about, according to Billy Graham in a recent article for the Kansas City Star.But why? Graham asks the rhetorical question.Mary was concerned...
  • His Favorite - A Devotion
    His Favorite - A Devotion
    Luke 1:26-33 (NLT)In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a village in Galilee, to a virgin named Mary. She was engaged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of King David. Gabriel...
  • Snow Globe - A Devotion
    Snow Globe - A Devotion
    Matthew 5:14-15 (NLT)“You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the...