Christmas Lights…

...can be a great expression.

It’s a treat to drive through certain neighborhoods in this Christmas season to see the special decorations of all sorts. Some are minimal to be seen primarily in the daytime and others are brilliant with lights, scenes, and inflatables galore. I imagine some utility bills are increasing through the month. I enjoy the different manger […]

Deep Convictions…

...need a proper basis.

We’re witnessing deep convictions in our culture today. The Australians have recently expressed their convictions in a recent vote to legalize marriage of adults regardless of their gender. American football players are expressing their convictions on the field during the playing of the national anthem. Others in America are turning away from the nfl because […]

Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular…

...it's Christmas in New York.

For the first time in 25 years, Carolyn and I ventured into the “City that never sleeps” to see the Christmas Spectacular at the Radio City Music Hall. Before I write another word, you need to do this. It’s worth the trip to NYC. As always the production was the highest of standards with live […]

December…

...not a throw away.

It’s interesting how a significant number of conversations I’m having with great people will now wait for the new year. Year ending matters and holidays are taking priority in so many ways. Dare we give up on what we might accomplish in December? Seasonal rhythms are a reality. Try to accomplish something strategic in the […]

Family Time…

...a great plan.

Experiencing good family time over the holidays is a gift. We have been enjoying family and more yet to come today. Thank the Lord. A casual reference through social media reveals extraordinary family occasions across the country. You can see table decorations and meals of all sorts. Some have spent time outdoors with kids, others […]

Merry Christmas!

...now we're ready.

Some Christmas decorations found their way into stores before Halloween and many more before Thanksgiving. Well, now it’s definitely time to break out the goods. Let the Christmas Carols play and the Manger scenes appear. The season has arrived. I’m a Merry Christmas person. I don’t care much for Happy Holidays. Respecting others, however, is […]

Night Before Thanksgiving…

...ready or not, here it comes.

‘Twas the night before Thanksgiving, when all through the house Only mother was stirring the soup, not for the mouse; The dishes were placed on the table with care, In hopes that the family soon would be there; The children were nestled, all snug in their beds, While visions of drum sticks danced in their […]

Caring for Each Other…

...a human quality.

Undoubtedly, we can all make a list of important people in our lives who have cared for us. The list might start with parents or family and go quickly to school teachers, ministers and the like. If we stretch the definition a little, we could include those who have shown us serious respect. That is, […]

Infinitum…

...boundless living.

In each age of Christendom, there arise up deeply devoted followers of Jesus, who hope to maximize their living faith to the glory of God. In these days, a group of such holy living seekers have initiated a fellowship called, Infinitum. They say, “We set up Infinitum as a way to journey both locally and […]