Racism…

...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 […]

Joy To The World…

...the Lord is come.

Joy to the world! The Lord is come: let earth receive her King! Let every heart prepare him room and heaven and nature sing. Joy to the earth! the Saviour reigns: let men their songs employ while fields and floods rocks hills and plains repeat the sounding joy. No more let sins and sorrow grow […]

Tragedy Strikes…

...how do we prepare?

We learned this morning that a tour bus in Mexico took a bad direction, crashed, wounding many and killing some. Two of those who lost their lives are known to Salvationists. Andy Fritz and his wife Jodi were two of those who left this place for heaven. Our hearts go out to their family, of […]

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 […]

Major Norman Rock…

...solid.

Today, the family and friends of Major Norman Rock are coming together to celebrate his life and influence among us. Norm is one of the good ones, who lived and loved as he believed. His faith in Jesus is an established fact as he lived a life of sacrifice to worship the Lord in every […]

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 […]