We will all have these come-to-the-edge moments where our expectations don't match the reality of what is happening.
The Christmas season is once again upon us and with it overwhelming encouragement from Madison Avenue to spend what we have not earned to buy what we cannot afford. The thrust of this consumerist message is that the holiday is best enjoyed or most fully realized through the acquisition of “things.”
“Advent”, over the past several years the word has become almost synonymous with Christmas.
In observance of World Aids Day, Bishop T.D. Jakes’ The Potter’s House megachurch provided free HIV testing to hundreds of people in Dallas.
By now you may have heard that Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year is “selfie.” It’s good word for our day, as without a doubt, it has become a very “selfie” world.
Just a few miles to the west of the Focus campus stands one of the premier ministries in all of Christendom. There, in the shadow of the red rocks of the Garden of the Gods park is headquartered the Navigators, an international, interdenominational organization committed “to know Christ and Make Him Known.”
Seeking Awe and Wonder and making bold declarations
I told the story of Thanksgiving yesterday. It's been years since I told the story of pilgrims and indians sitting down together and enjoying a harvest. I smiled to myself as I remembered my daughters making construction paper hats with big buckles and feathers and cornucopias and children eating on paper plates shaped like turkeys.
This year let's celebrate Christmas from A to Z.
You may have heard the story of the homosexual New Jersey waitress who claimed some customers left her a hateful note instead of a tip. It turns out her story appears to have been a hoax.
The ABCs of Christmas offered free through Monday.
The barracks where Corrie ten Boom and her sister Betsy were kept in the Nazi concentration camp Ravensbruck were terribly overcrowded and flea-infested.
I hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. Today I want to share with you my November newsletter. Thank you for your support—it’s one of the things I’m grateful for today!
On Tuesday The U.S. Supreme Court added a new legal challenge to the health care law, agreeing to consider whether corporation owners who oppose abortion will be required to provide free coverage of government-approved forms of contraception – whether or not it conflicts with their religious beliefs.
We’ve all heard the story of the young wife who cut off both ends of the ham before cooking it. When her husband asked her why – she didn’t know; that’s the way her mom always did it.
Pope Francis called for “an ambitious project” and sweeping changes for the Catholic Church in his pronouncement Tuesday.