Ways to Enjoy Life with God in Winter

Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog, indicated on Sunday that spring will be here early this year. Had this prediction been given any of my other 16 winters here in MO, words like elated, jubilant, and ecstatic would have described my reaction. But this year was different. I’m joyful that spring is around the corner, don’t get […]

Valentine’s Day + Non-Traditional Bible Versions (Part 1)

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One morning last week I decided to read a biblical passage about love. It seemed fitting, after all, since Valentine’s Day was at hand. I chose I Corinthians 13. The obvious choice! I wanted my heart and mind oriented towards loving others during this season. I expected to come away thinking about love, or perhaps […]

Say No to New Year’s Resolutions & Yes to One Word for One Year

A few weeks ago, I wrote about my love/hate relationship with New Year’s resolutions. (You can read it here if you haven’t already.) There is value to goals and resolutions but they can easily become taskmasters or lead to self-reliance. If you love them and find they lead you to God to bring about needed […]