We think of salvation as the moment of crossing a threshold, and we let people assume this was the point of it all, that the forgiveness of sins is primarily what the gospel is about, when really, it’s about the party
Prayer is one of the great tenets of Christian life, but don’t let the importance of it become restrictive.
Praying is difficult.
A life verse can help us move on from our old stories of failure and defeat by replacing the lies we’ve believed about ourselves with God’s truth.
From the manger to the tomb, God has embraced the brokenness of humanity, giving new meaning to His name, Emmanuel: God with us.
“In the beginning the Word already existed.
The Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
What better way to share joy with your children and grandchildren than empowering them to make something they’re proud of?
The Christmas season brings with it moments of joy, hospitality, friendship, family, relaxation
When we choose to give, it is life-giving to us and those we are generous toward. It propels hope and connects humanity in a way that nothing else can.
Often it seems like Christmas is about what is under the tree rather than who was born in a manger. It can be a little overwhelming.
The early church passed on the names of the martyrs and spoke them out loud as part of the Cloud. The world needs to hear these names, famous or not. They deserve it. We deserve it.
If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.