This weekend, many of us will be preparing for, enjoying, and celebrating the Christmas holiday. Many Americans will go to church this weekend for the only time all year, or one of only a handful of times. Many people will hear the words of God declaring the birth of his son in the famous Luke … Continue reading A prayer for Christmas
You may or may not be interested in setting a New Years Resolution, but undoubtedly there have been times in life when you’ve set goals to work toward. Why do we do this? Is it worth the energy and effort? In a nutshell, the answer would be: Yes. It is worth setting goals. It is … Continue reading Is it worth setting goals?
The school day tends to bring a rhythm to a family’s life, a pattern to follow, a routine to stick to. This routine may have its own challenges, to be sure, but when a school break comes, many parents find themselves counting down the days for the kids to return to that routine! How do … Continue reading Parenting over a school break
We all want good things in life. We want happiness, we want a steady job, we want deep friendships, we want healthy kids, we want good things. But is the old cliché true that you can have too much of a good thing? Defining "A Good Thing" We can't answer the question without more fully … Continue reading Is There Really Such Thing as “Too Much of a Good Thing”?
It’s that time of year… Christmas shopping. Whether your kids still wait up late for Santa or you’re working over the holiday this year, Christmas is a time when our culture and community thinks about gifts, presents, and what special things we can share with those we love. It is easy to identify things we … Continue reading What’s on your Christmas list?
Are you familiar with the church season of Advent that leads up to Christmas Day? Advent is a season of expectant waiting for the arrival of the Lord. Jesus was born on Christmas Day, and until that moment, the world was waiting for him. During the season of Advent, we count down the days to … Continue reading A prayer for Advent