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Posts Tagged: Jesus

What’s Holding You Back?

“I’m not ready for that yet. Maybe in a few years.” What is That Thing in your life? The one thing you long to do that you don’t feel ready for yet? You need to be older, wiser, better prepared, have more time, pass some milestone first—and then you’ll do it. At the age of… Read more »

In a Few Years I’ll…

“I’m not ready for that yet. Maybe in a few years.” What is That Thing in your life? The one thing you long to do that you don’t feel ready for yet? You need to be older, wiser, better prepared, have more time, pass some milestone first—and then you’ll do it. At the age of… Read more »

The Advent Wreath – What Child Is This?

One of my family’s favorite Christmas traditions is the Advent wreath. On each of the four Sundays in Advent (the four weeks before Christmas), our family gathers around the wreath with cookies and eggnog and hot chocolate. Not only is this cozy family time, but it focuses us with joyful anticipation on the birth of… Read more »

Better Than Sheep?

Sheep, sheep, sheep. What can I say about sheep? 1) Sheep need water to survive, but they can’t tell clean water from dirty water. 2) Sheep need food, but can’t tell good grass from poisonous plants. 3) Sheep will graze the same land over and over until it becomes eroded. 4) When sheep are attacked,… Read more »

The Best Gift Ever

The gifts that touch us most involve sacrifice by the giver or meet a deep need. At Christmastime, we fixate on finding perfect gifts for our loved ones. We say this tradition arises from the joy of the season and our love for others, or that it reflects the Gift the Father gave us on… Read more »