No Looking Back!

Brothers I do not consider that I have made it my own; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead. I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3: 13-14 For those who have seen the…

Great Heart of Jesus Christ

Who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men Philippians 2:6-7 ESV One year we had a Muslim exchange student in our home from Kosovo. At Christmas his mother and younger brother came for…

All is Bright?

 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:5 Silent night Holy night / All is calm all is bright      Josef Mohr 1818 I am not sure of the exact inspiration for Josef Mohr when He wrote the words for Silent Night. What strange word are these? What Silent night?…

The Shepherds

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
I wondered what the Christmas story would look like in a contemporary setting, so I wrote a collection of modern scenes for churches, inspired by the New Testament records, the first being about a harried family called “The Shepherds.” Dan and Trish Shepherd drag their clan, two teens and three…

On the other Side the Door

 And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. Luke 2:6-7 ESV The first people to see Jesus were Joseph and Mary. Theirs had been a…