If 2020 Were A Christmas Tree . . .

A friend recently posted a picture of her Christmas tree. The sad thing had given up the ghost a full week before the big day. In the heading, she wrote “If 2020 were a Christmas tree……” No shortage of hilarious … Continued

Day 30 – Resting from Comparing

I once heard the anchor of a major TV news network speak in a condescending manner about those who believe the Bible to be true. To his educated mind, a rudimentary belief in that ancient document reveals a certain lack … Continued

Day 28 – Destroying the Wall of Hostility

The Jewish temple in the time of Jesus was a sight to behold. The massive complex, which was perched on a prominent hill in the city, had been renovated by the wicked King Herod at great expense. Massive stones had … Continued

Day 27 – PAID IN FULL!

And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. … Continued

Day 24 – Finding Peace by Letting Go

Imagine being locked in a filthy prison, the victim of multiple injustices. You have been rejected and betrayed by your own family. And in spite of always helping others and trying to do the right thing, your circumstances continue to … Continued

Day 23 – Do You Want a Blessed Life or a Unicorn Existence?

King David was not a perfect person. And though he had a deep love for God, David took some very self-centered actions—such as sleeping with a trusted warrior’s wife and then having that man killed in battle to cover up … Continued

Day 22 – Giving God Our Burdens

Fearing that someone might inadvertently violate the Sabbath, Jewish religious leaders developed a long document—twenty-four chapters in all—to explain how to observe this “day of rest.” They went into meticulous detail to explain what type of work could be done … Continued

Day 16 – Secure In Christ

A while back, our son and daughter-in-law purchased a house that was in bad shape. Had the structure weathered another season of neglect, they likely would have torn it down. But as it was, the zealous homeowners decided to begin … Continued

Day 15 – Beyond the Conscience

Therefore, no condemnation now exists for those in Christ Jesus, because the Spirit’s law of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. Romans 8:1-2 (HCSB) In 1859, with his groundbreaking book … Continued