Re-Post: The Advent Conspiracy – A Cure for Grinches?

How to bring back the wonder of Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner.  Despite the holiday-themed TV ads that began in early November and the radio stations that started playing Christmas music around the same time, it’s possible you may have missed it.  As a friend of mine observed, “Christmas seems to come earlier every year.” If the crass commercialization of the […]

Re-Post: A Veterans Day Salute

“Duty then is the sublimest word in the English language. You should do your duty in all things. You can never do more, you should never wish to do less.”                                                   […]

Sometimes All You Need Is the Right Equipment

Do you have what it takes?

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.” – Henry Ford It’s been some time since we visited the poetry corner. Here for your enjoyment is a poem by Edgar A. Guest: EQUIPMENT Figure it out for yourself, my lad, You’ve all that the greatest of men have had, Two arms, two […]

Want to Be Unstoppable? Start on Your Knees

Gratitude + Joy = a Powerful Life

“The joy of the Lord is your strength.” – Nehemiah 8:10 I recently celebrated my birthday — the first one since I’ve been so active on social media — and I must admit I was surprised and honored by the greetings and well-wishes I received from so many different contexts. I heard from childhood friends, […]

The Unsung Hero of Christmas

Merry Christmas! While we celebrate the incarnation of Christ Jesus, I want to ask you to consider the example of a man who was indispensable to the Christmas story — Joseph the carpenter. When we first meet Joseph in the Bible, he is defined in terms of his relationships — as the son of his […]

Stay Hungry

“A worker’s appetite works for him; his mouth urges him on” — Proverbs 16:26 (ESV) If you follow current events, you know the economic news is mixed.  On one hand, the price of crude oil  has dropped to its lowest in a decade or more, making a gallon of gas much more affordable.  On the other […]

The Advent Conspiracy – A Cure for Grinches?

Christmas is just around the corner.  Despite the holiday-themed tv ads that began in early November and the radio stations that started playing Christmas music around the same time, it’s possible you may have missed it.  As a friend of mine observed, “Christmas seems to come earlier every year.” If the crass commercialization of the […]

Why Thankfulness Is A Force Multiplier

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.   Colossians 3:15 (ESV) It’s Thanksgiving night — and by now, you’ve watched the parade, gathered with family, enjoyed the customary culinary indulgence and seen roughly half the football teams that played today […]

A Veterans Day Salute

“Duty then is the sublimest word in the English language. You should do your duty in all things. You can never do more, you should never wish to do less.”                                                   […]

Two Kinds of People

Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way.  – Colossians 3:17 (The Message) It’s time for another visit to the poetry corner.  The following was in regular use in my old Boy Scout troop.   It was there I […]