Throughout my life, I have over and over again, seen people search for means of fulfilling themselves. I find it truly heartbreaking to watch. I have watched people who think money can buy their completeness. They work and work…save and save…buy and buy…yet still fill incomplete. Still others think human love can provide them with […]Read more "Complete"
A few years ago, I was potty training my daughter at Christmas time when baby Jesus mysteriously disappeared from our manger scene. Frantic searching ensued. Eventually, He was discovered in the most unlikely location…the training potty. I was appalled! What drove my sweet little daughter to put Jesus in a potty? Horrible thoughts flooded my […]Read more "The Humanity of Jesus"
I recall hearing the Christmas Story as a child and feeling indignation at the fact that there was no room in the inn for Jesus and his parents. How could there be no room for God’s Son? It felt so wrong to 7 year old me. Yet, when I ponder this, I realize that in […]Read more "Make Room"
Yesterday, I was waiting in a long line at the post office. I was next in line and heard the woman in front of me, who was approximately my age, talk rudely to the clerk. She was unkind and berated the employee. She never even used the common courtesy of saying please or thank you. […]Read more "The Gift of Grace"
Jesus left heaven, was carried in the womb of Mary, and born in a stable in Bethlehem. He lived on this Earth. This verse literally says He “tented” or “tabernacled” with us. It evokes a picture of the Israelite journey from Egypt into the promised land, when God resided with His people in the tabernacle. […]Read more "The Gift of Presence"
I cannot think of Father’s Day without feeling thankful for my Dad, John Hannah. To say I love the guy, is definitely an understatement. There are many qualities that made him the best dad in the world for me, but I will just highlight a few of my favorites. When I reflect back on my […]Read more "My Daddy"
There is no freedom without sacrifice. On Memorial Day we remember and honor those who paid the ultimate price for our country. Their sacrifice, ensured the freedoms that we have become accustomed to: freedom to speak our mind, freedom to vote for our leaders, freedom to achieve our dreams, freedom to own a Bible and […]Read more "Memorial Day Moment"
Easter brings to mind many memories. I cannot think of the holiday, without immediately thinking of my maternal grandparents, Grammy and Pappy Lupole. To accurately explain why my recollections of Easter are so intertwined with my grandparents, I need to introduce you to these two major influences on my life. Ruth Lupole, my grandmother, was […]Read more "Easter with my Grandparents"
Yesterday, I was listening to an album of hymns sung by Alabama. As I sang along to “Because He Lives” it struck me. That’s it! ”Because He lives, I can face tomorrow Because He lives, all fear is gone Because I know He holds the future And life is worth the living, just because He […]Read more "Because He Lives"
Paul tells us, that above all things we are to put on love. As love is the chief of virtues, and all the others grow out of love. As Christians, we should be the most loving people, because we realize how much God loves us. We love in response to the great love and grace […]Read more "Put on Love"