He Shall Reign Forever – A Christmas Story

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light… Isaiah 9:2 (ESV) To fully understand the story of Christmas, we have to understand the historical setting depicted in Isaiah 9. It was a time of deep darkness. An age of violence, domination and oppression. A time referred to as Pax Romana–the peace of… [Read More]

The Christmas Cactus

Must we tolerate deception even in our houseplants? Christmas Cacti  bloom in October or February, not December as the name suggests. Research shows they can produce flowers at Christmastime, if trained under the correct conditions. Left alone, flowers occur at a more appropriate time, a perfect time. It reminds me God is never late, nor is He… [Read More]

A House of Cards

By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures. Proverbs 24:3-4 (NIV) It’s raining again. Gray clouds cast darkness over my typically sun-filled space. I’m sensitive to the imposing shadow. It dims my glow. A quick scan of the room reveals… [Read More]

A Privilege to Help

Humanitarian causes are important to most people. When we hear about hunger, slavery, distress, homelessness, it tugs at our heart strings. Hearing is a gift, but seeing is a game changer. It’s easy to take our comfortable lives for granted and turn a blind eye to the suffering around us. Human Trafficking is an evil… [Read More]