Hey! Break it Up!

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Philippians 4:8 ESV “Dad! Chris is hitting me!” my youngest shouted through the door. I rushed in to find…

The Best Gift is Free

Blessed are the merciful for they shall receive mercy. Matthew 5:7 ESV It is not long until Christmas and some might be thinking about what kind of gifts to give. For the people closest to us we often focus on something personal. For those whom we do not know so well we may stockpile a…

Making the Christmas Candy

This is my commandment, that you love one another, as I have loved you.                      John 15:12 ESV Every year as we approach Thanksgiving my wife begins preparing to make her Christmas candy. Of course preparing doesn’t begin with cooking it means buying almonds, chocolate, butter…

The Return of Jesus

Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.           2 Peter 2:12 ESV Last year the nativity scene at the entrance to our community was hit by raiders who must have decided…

This Little Salt of Mine

You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. Matthew 5:14 ESV Being the salt of the earth gets a lot less attention than being the light of…