Holidays & Celebrations

Christmas in America

  ‘Tis the season for a good old fashioned war on Christmas. After all, that is what it seems America has come to celebrate this time of year. But this letter is not to America, it is to the Christian. See, I hear complaints every year from fellow believers that the secular agenda in this(…)

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A Few Thoughts About Christmas

This week America celebrates Christmas. In many homes this is true no matter what the religious affiliation of the family because in 21st century America, Christmas has very little to do with Christ, and a whole lot to do with a weird combination of tradition and materialism. From many people outside of the Christian faith,(…)

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Finding Resolve

As quickly as it began, 2010 is coming to an end, and as with most years, we are confronted with the newfound sense of optimism that always comes with the New Year. For most of us, the New Year isn’t just a calendar change, but it carries with is an aura of new life and(…)

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Finding Resolve part 2

Well, as you may have noticed, I missed blogging at all in January. The irony of which is that in my last post I said that one of my new year’s resolutions was to post a blog weekly through 2011. I figured a good jumping in point now would be to revisit my resolutions and(…)

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Thanksgiving?!? Humph…

Well, it’s Thanksgiving Week, but I am already having a rough time of it. Take today for instance. Things started out ok this morning, but then I got out of bed. It was already an hour later than I wanted to be up, but it’s hard to complain about an extra hour of sleep when(…)

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Celebrating New Year’s for Eternity

Well, it is now the last week of 2011. It almost seems as though the year just began, and now it’s over. Many of us at this time of year begin to do some introspection of ourselves and analyze our lives over the past 12 months. We ask what we did well, and what we(…)

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Happy New Year

To all of my readers in 2011, I want to thank you for your continued support and encouragement. With this week being the holiday, and my final week of working part-time before I make final preparations to move to Haiti, I have decided to take the week off from blogging. I will be back to(…)

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Crucified

(This is part 1 of an Easter weekend blog series) To Christians, today  is known as “Good Friday,” a  celebrated holiday so called because it is the day that the sacrifice was made for our sins in Jesus willingly dying on the cross. For those of us who have tasted the grace of God, however,(…)

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The Darkest Day in Christian History

(This is part 2 of my Easter Weekend series. Click here for part 1.) Put yourself in the place of the twelve disciples for a minute. For about the last three years you have walked with Jesus and seen every great miracle and heard every teaching he has presented. You have possibly been one of(…)

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Because He Lives, We Live!

(This is Part 3 of my Easter Weekend series. Click to read Part 1 and Part 2) This is it. This is the day on which all of eternity shifts. Easter. Resurrection Day. Death is defeated. Jesus lives! As I have meditated on the resurrection, I am reminded of Peter and John standing before the High(…)

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