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What is Your Christmas Wish?

Read Psalm 14 Hundreds of years before Christ was born the psalmist David presented his Christmas wish to God.  Of course, he didn't think of it as a Christmas wish; he just gave God his earnest desire, and we now know that God answered his request in the birth of Christ. David was living in... Continue Reading →

What is Christmas?

I walked through the crowded stores, watching people there. Mothers scurrying, fathers hurrying, Minds quite filled with care. I left and walked into the night, wondering as I went, did God want Christmas kept this way? Is this why Christ was sent? As I looked out into the night, I saw a stable, bare. I... Continue Reading →

What Does Wisdom Look Like?

James 3:17 17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. Our world is in dire need of wisdom.  We survive off fragments of information, distorted by the perspectives of those who spout them.  Truth is... Continue Reading →

Sifting

My mom had one of those old crank sifters.  When we made biscuits, we used it to sift the flour, making sure there were no lumps that would not mix well.  Once the flour was smooth, we would stir the flour, buttermilk, and shortening together, knead the dough, and form the biscuits.  There was always... Continue Reading →

Seven Lessons from Hard Times

Thirty-six years ago, I lay in a hospital attempting to bring forth our first-born child.  She was delivered on the day before Thanksgiving, and she has blessed our lives with so much thankfulness and grace. The day was not easy, and the way was not clear that November.  We wanted this child desperately.  We had... Continue Reading →

Am I Sowing What I Wish to Reap?

You reap what you sow, more than you sow, and later than you sow.  Charles Stanley Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences.Robert Louis Stevenson Traveling through Georgia during the late summer and fall cannot help but turn one’s mind to harvest time.  Combines are on the road, tractors are at... Continue Reading →

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