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The Meaning of Christmas

Every year on or around the Thanksgiving holiday, families across the USA begin decorating their homes with Christmas decorations, both inside and out. My family is no different. The Thanksgiving turkey was not yet fully digested this year and Tina and my oldest son, Brett, were busily putting up the Christmas tree and other yuletide decorations. For many, this is a cherished family tradition. For others, it is a cutthroat competition where neighbors crazily battle…

Practicing Gratitude

In a blog entitled “Thankful for the Fleas” at Christianity.com, pastor, author, and seminary professor James Emery White gives us good food for thought this Thanksgiving month with an illustration from the life of the heroic Christian, Corrie ten Boom: “The barracks where Corrie ten Boom and her sister, Betsy, were kept in the Nazi concentration camp, Ravensbruck, were terribly overcrowded and flea-infested. They had been able to miraculously smuggle a Bible into the camp,…

Does God Play Trick or Treat?

October is of course most notable for the celebration of Halloween. And the phrase most associated with Halloween is certainly the words: “trick or treat!” Now we are all familiar with the Halloween practice of children wearing costumes and going from door to door in neighborhoods. As they proceed from house to house, children yell “trick or treat” when a door is opened to ask for treats, with the implied threat of playing tricks on…

Private Choices Are Not So Private

Did you know that there are entities that are tracking your daily social media activities? Yep, that’s right! All the information you share about you, including meta-data and contextual information you may not even be aware of, provides more than enough information to allow advertisers to track you and hackers to take advantage of your online identity. The New York Times recently released (7-5-18) an expose on the data mining techniques or the tracking capabilities…

Which Way Do I Go?

In the Kentucky farmer and writer Wendell Berry’s novel Jayber Crow, Berry has his novel’s namesake character, Jayber, talk about the quiet work of God’s guidance in our lives: “Often I have not known where I was going until I was already there. I have had my share of desires and goals, but my life has come to me or I have gone to it mainly by way of mistakes and surprises. Often, I have…