Lessons Learned This Year

I keep a journal every year and include in it things I learned from reading through the Bible. I also write down life events that made me laugh, or stop and think. I offer some of my favorites from 2017, in hopes that you might enjoy them as well. God told the people of Israel … Continue reading Lessons Learned This Year

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We Can Learn From Shepherds

This is the time of year when you can walk into the mall, or Barnes and Noble, or just about anywhere and hear songs like, “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” playing for your shopping pleasure. A friend of mine said he sometimes wants to shout out, “Hey! Hey, everybody, do you hear that? Do you … Continue reading We Can Learn From Shepherds

This Was the Greatest Gift Of All

Addison Leach used to talk about a father and young son, playing ball together. Dad helps him learn to cup his hands, and hold them together, and gently encourages his son as he tosses him the ball underhanded. All of a sudden, the little boy drops the ball, which rolls down the lawn and into … Continue reading This Was the Greatest Gift Of All

Joseph Was a Thoughtful Man

Joseph decided to quietly divorce Mary when he found out she was carrying a baby that was not his. That alone puts in him a league virtually by himself, as he wanted to protect, rather than expose, the woman who had seemed to betray him. Then he did the unthinkable. He thought about what he … Continue reading Joseph Was a Thoughtful Man

We Have Good News to Tell

Cindy and I enjoy reading through books together. At least a few evenings a week, we will curl up with a hot drink in the den and read a chapter or two. The book we are currently enjoying is “The Insanity of God” by Nik Ripken. You really should read this book, if for no … Continue reading We Have Good News to Tell

Feel Free to Share This Secret

Jason Lehman, at 14 years old, expresses a common problem well in his poem, “Present Tense”. It was spring, but it was summer I wanted, the warm days, and the great outdoors. It was summer, but it was fall I wanted, the colorful leaves, and the cool, dry air. It was autumn, but it was … Continue reading Feel Free to Share This Secret