Month: December 2014

To God be the Glory!!

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Gloria in excelsis deo!
 We sing it every year at Christmas – Glory, in the highest to God — and our words proclaim to God the most exalted honor, adoration, praise and thanksgiving!

However, do our hearts align with our words? Do we really praise and adore God when life is hard? Do we give Him thanksgiving and the highest honor no matter our circumstances? Or do we merely sing the words. When life is good, the words reflect our praise. When we are suffering, do we truly mean what we sing?

When Alzheimer’s has robbed a loved one of understanding and mobility. Do you mean it?

When your daughter tells you she’s pregnant continue here

The Christmas Spirit

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“I’ve lost the Christmas spirit.”

“I don’t feel very Christmassy this year.”

“I’m just not into it.”

“Where has all the magic gone?”

“Why can’t I feel the excitement like I did when I was a child?”

How many times have you heard something like that this year? How often have you read more here

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

pody106graphicShe couldn’t have been much older than my own children and we exchanged smiles as Brian and I moved into the row next to her. She didn’t sing during worship, but not everyone does. She shook my hand when we exchanged “Merry Christmas” greetings with our neighbors.

The pastor started his sermon, “Christmas! The most wonderful time of the year… except when it isn’t” and she started to cry. Things weren’t wonderful continue here

Correct Currency

blog104pic12_09_2014There are only 15 shopping days left till Christmas! Some of you have finished and all your gifts are wrapped and under the tree while some of us are still trying to find our way to the mall.

Imagine if you had completed all your shopping in one day at one store, had all your perfect selections rung up, and when you handed your money to the cashier you heard, “I’m sorry, we don’t take money.” Next, you pull out your credit card and then your debit card, and you still hear, continue here

Glory Days

How often does your story begin with “I used to…”? I used to play sports, I used to work, I used to go to church, I used to spend time with my family, I used to go to Bible study, I used to be married, I used to be single, I used to (fill in the blank).

Does the shadow of who you used to be sometimes cloud your vision such that you can’t quite see who you are today – or who you find more here