Do you have evidence?

Faith is the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11).  Did you see that?! Faith is EVIDENCE!  That is an incredibly powerful truth.  Faith is not a wishy, washy hope; it is evidence. Faith is a foundation to build your life on. Faith is also a powerful motivator and fuel. Acting on what we believe isContinue reading “Do you have evidence?”

Worship-filled Waiting

Waiting is a common – and usually unwelcome – experience.  We certainly dislike waiting for the results of lab tests or phone calls, but even waiting for good things frustrates us.  Our minds fix on what we do not have yet, making us unable to enjoy what we do have.  Doing that is a waste ofContinue reading “Worship-filled Waiting”

He’s Still Coming! (Advent Week Two)

The days before Christmas speed by as we add into our busy days the bountiful extras of the holiday season.  Last week, to start our Advent awareness, we set our hearts and minds on receiving the interruptions of God.  Trusting that the Sovereign God is involved in our days is a habitual thought we mustContinue reading “He’s Still Coming! (Advent Week Two)”

You Can Have a Christ-less Christmas

I’m not very trendy.  Politically correct speech, trite talk and insincere platitudes irritate me.  Common cultural controversies seldom speak my heart or compel me to take a stand. With that stated, you might not be surprised that hearing Season’s Greetings or Happy Holidays doesn’t offend me.  In fact, if you don’t believe in Jesus Christ as theContinue reading “You Can Have a Christ-less Christmas”

Who wants a Partridge in a Pear Tree?

It seems to be a rather odd song, doesn’t it?  What could assorted birds, maids ‘a-milking,’ drummers and dancers have to do with Christmas?  You might be surprised.  Before we start exploring the story, though, why not download a free coloring book to go with it at the DLTK site?  Then listen to the song asContinue reading “Who wants a Partridge in a Pear Tree?”

Exceeding Expectations

Christmas creates more expectations than most any other time of the year.  We are tempted to cram all our hopes for mankind into our celebrations.  That sets us up for conflict and disappointment.  “Joy to the world” is what we long for…frustration and failure is often what we feel.  When Isaac Watts wrote Joy to theContinue reading “Exceeding Expectations”