Have you packed away the baby Jesus?

Have you packed away the baby Jesus?

We have reached the final week of January. There are still a couple of homes in our neighborhood with Christmas lights in the yard. But most of us have packed away Christmas. Our holiday decorations are put away, but I didn’t pack away the baby Jesus. I am just now...
The spiritual red zone

The spiritual red zone

I’ve never watched so much football in my life!  Last weekend my husband, Jim, and I decided to have a football weekend. We love the game of football and had a great time watching teams play at their highest levels because the entire season was on the line.  Sadly, we...
When you aren’t sure what you believe

When you aren’t sure what you believe

One of my neighbors has a sign in their yard that is creating discussion among those of us who regularly walk past it. The sign represents what most of our culture now believes. Interestingly, it represents what a LOT of people in our churches also believe.  It can be...
New beginnings

New beginnings

As we pack away another holiday season, let’s take just a minute to pause and consider the year ahead. There will be moments in nature that take our breath away. There will be moments of laughter that lighten our spirit. There will be moments of sadness that we will...
Looking forward to God’s plans

Looking forward to God’s plans

The first questions Christians should ask about the new year should be directed toward our heavenly Father: Father, what do you have planned for 2023? Lord, what are the areas for spiritual growth I should focus on this year? God, you know what the future holds. How...