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December 25, 2016 Building Christmas


As we continue with our theme of Building, today, on Christmas day, we consider the topic of Building Christmas. Perhaps Rebuilding Christmas would be a more appropriate title, as Christmas has been remade, rebuilt, and repurposed into something very different from the birth of Jesus in a stable in Bethlehem. Christmas, as we often note, […]

December 13, 2015 Fear Not! Sing for Joy!


I read an article recently about a woman who was born unable to feel pain. For 39 years she was unable to feel any type of physical pain. Here is the scientific explanation of the condition ā€“ The disorder is caused by a rare genetic mutation that results in a lack of ion channels that […]

December 21, 2014 The Gift of Hope


If I asked you to name the essentials of life, what would they be? What is absolutely necessary for people to live? We would probably begin with a list of the tangibles things that we need, such as food, water, shelter, and clothing. As much as we are dependent upon those tangible items there are […]

December 14, 2014 A Spiritual Road Trip


December 14, 2014 Luke 2:1-7 After speaking about the same old, same old last week I felt compelled to report that when I stopped at a couple of restaurants I did, unfortunately, order the same old, old (Monday morning report ā€“ I am pleased to add that after church I did order something new. Maybe […]