...an evil reality.

If you’re looking to see if satan has influence in our worlds, you only have to consider the ill effects of racism. It is not nationalism. It is a condescending estimate of another’s differences and it is indefensible. It takes many forms, but always diminishes God’s creation with an inferior, inappropriate context. It almost always […]

Hark The Herald Angels Sing…

...glory to the newborn King.

Hark! the herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King!” Peace on earth, and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled Joyful, all ye nations, rise, Join the triumph of the skies; With th’ angelic host proclaim, “Christ is born in Bethlehem.” Hark! the herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King!” Christ, by highest heav’n […]

It’s Beginning to Look Alot Like Christmas…

...everywhere you go.

Merry Christmas! The celebration of the birth of Jesus is almost everywhere. There are lights, cameras, and plenty of action. It’s almost like a modern day grand announcement. It should be. We know that the date isn’t specific to the birth of Jesus, but rather a chosen day on which we celebrate. Perhaps it’s altogether […]

Deep Prayers…

...trusting God completely.

Some of us have deep concerns that need to be brought before the Lord. Today, again, I have been reminded of close friends that are trusting God for miracles. “He knows the storms that would our ways oppose, and tempers every wind that blows.” – Sarepta M. I. Henry It’s interesting, we know almost nothing […]

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 […]


...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 […]