Givenness

Is your heart open to giving? Are you available to give? We often think of giving as being in terms of material things or in terms of money. But there are so many other creative ways to give. I was at a coffee shop recently and there was a physically handicapped man sitting at a [...]

Five Simple Lessons from the Christmas Tree

What can you learn from a Christmas tree? I find that the Christmas tree has much to teach us, simple reminders that truly keep Christ in Christmas.  First of all, the Christmas tree is shaped like an arrow pointing to heaven. This is a good reminder for us to keep an eternal perspective. Stress can takeover when [...]

How Will You Wait?

Advent is a time of preparation. We prepare for Christmas in our homes. We prepare for Christ in our hearts as we remember His birth. There is waiting in the midst of the preparation. We wait for gifts we ordered online to come in the mail. We wait for the day to put up the [...]

The Season of Hope

Hope...isn't it exactly what we all need for this life here on earth? The typical idea of hope is "to wish for, to expect, but without certainty of the fulfillment, to desire very much, but with no real assurance of getting your desire"     (definition from Bible.org). During the next few weeks you may hear [...]