Sometimes Things Are Hard to Say – Avett Brothers

Words often do not come easy. Not just the three the Avett Brothers sing about. Too often we miss occasions to say what is important. Many reasons fill our minds. Then on occasion they are filled with regret.

Sometimes I wonder how hard it has become for the Church … Continue reading

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N.T. Wright on Reading the Scriptures

Since I was a child growing up in a Southern Baptist Church we talked about reading the Bible. I recall being challenged to read the Bible through in a year. Those first couple of times found me mired down in the book of Numbers. Finally I pushed through. Today … Continue reading

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Follow You this Season of Advent

Many do not see the joy of life during this Season of Advent and Christmastime. Life deals harsh blows. Too often our surface relationships do not offer much hope or help and we simply acknowledge the trouble others face and move on. Much like the scene in James where … Continue reading

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Upside Down Tree – Right Side Up Celebration

“How do I subvert the message my children receive during Christmas?”

Shawn and I were chatting yesterday morning. For some time he found it helpful to only set out an Advent Wreath to subvert the consumer driven nature of the Christmas Season. Now with four children at home and … Continue reading

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Advent Conspiracy – Alternatives to Consumerism

Black Friday and Cyber Monday mark attempts to increase the bottom line for retailers. Early indications reveal more people opened there wallets and purses on Black Friday but short of last years average. We will see what is reported for Cyber Monday.

A couple of years ago we learned … Continue reading

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