Thankfulness

Thankfulness

I’m sure many people made a list of New Year’s Resolutions. It’s also normal to make a list of Christmas gifts. It’s wise to make a grocery list. However, one list that we don’t hear much about is a “Gratitude List – Things we are thankful...
Forgiveness

Forgiveness

One of my favorite TV openings is from The Dick Van Dyke Show. While looking for a memorable way to open up each show, director Rob Reiner suggested Dick fall over a stool as he entered his living room. After one take, they decided to shoot another scene when he...
God’s Gift of Love

God’s Gift of Love

Every Christmas there is a toy that everyone wants and that creates all sorts of craziness. In 1983 it was the Cabbage Patch Doll! It was my oldest daughter’s first Christmas and I would have given nearly anything to get her one. But none were to be found. There...
Spend Less At Christmas

Spend Less At Christmas

Americans will spend over $850 billion Christmas this year. Every individual citizen is expected to spend $1,000 for Christmas gifts. Yet, according to CNBC, a record high amount of people (11.5%) of Americans, aren’t buying any gifts this season due to economic...
A Good Soldier of the Cross

A Good Soldier of the Cross

This past Sunday was our church’s annual Veterans Day recognition… In 1921, an unknown World War I American soldier was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. This site, on a hillside overlooking the Potomac River and the city of Washington, became the...