Christmas has become an odd mixture of pagan ideas, superstition, fanciful legends, and plain ignorance. The place to begin sorting it out is in God's Word, because we can't know Jesus if we don't understand He is real.
- December 19, 2008 |
When the government forces Scrooge to do what it thinks proper, it removes his ability to freely repent and do what is good himself.
Christmas can be "the most wonderful time of the year" or it can be the saddest season of all. Fortunately, the choice is up to us.
I would like to share some of our family's holiday journey. I do so not with the desire to lay out a formula for keeping focused on Christ during the Christmas season or of how to celebrate Christmas (or even whether to celebrate it at all), but rather to offer ideas that may encourage you to examine how you celebrate...
The seriousness of spiritual depression and the need for God cannot be overemphasized.
My wondering at the impact of a leaner Christmas is not a sarcastic wondering. Does anything get lost if our material giving ratchets down?
The greatest paradox in the entire Bible is found in the birth of Jesus Christ...
Who were these Magi and what inspired them to saddle up their camels and head west in search of a Child-King?
My favorite non-biblical Christmas story has always been "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." But might it have less in common with the first chapter of Luke's Gospel than with Luke's other New Testament book?
Medical teams fighting the cholera outbreak have difficulty reaching patients, and rebuilding projects are have slowed significantly as they await directions from a chaotic government.
Few Americans notice Bill of Rights Day. That isn't surprising, since we have done such a poor job of upholding and abiding by its provisions.
Marriage is the permanent and faithful union of one man and one woman. It is the natural basis of the family and an institution fundamental to the well-being of all of society. All of society, not just religious believers.
The Proverbs 31 woman is great and all. But the ultimate example who should inform what I bring to marriage is Christ. He modeled so well the type of intangibles that I hope to one day bring to a union with my future husband.
We often focus on what we will get out of a marriage relationship. Perhaps it’s time to start focusing on what we men can bring, so that we will have something to offer at the table (a man’s dowry, if you will) before making a life-long commitment.
Just as every place has a climate, so does every marriage. The climate of your marriage relationship can be a stormy one that's filled with conflict, a chilly one that lacks intimacy, or a sunny one that brings warm joy into your life...
Jesus said we would do even greater creative acts and miracles than he did while He was on the earth. For most of us that is hard to imagine, let alone achieve. Why is this?
In The Shelter of God's Promises, Sheila Walsh searches Scripture for what God has promised us, what God's promises mean, and how encounters with Christ are the eternal fulfillment of His unrelenting commitment to us.