Celebrate the Sabbath!

Stop The World, I Wanna Get Off! Have you ever felt like that?  I know I have.  For much of my life I was a workaholic, following my dad’s example.  I was working six days a week (in a Christian ministry, no less).  My one day “off” was Sunday– but I spent most Sundays teaching … Read more

Why the Wilderness?

Next Stop:  The Desert Did you know that the word “wilderness” occurs nearly 300 times in the Bible?  Many people in the Bible had a wilderness experience– Abraham, Moses, and Jesus, just to name a few.  And if you’re a Christian, sooner or later you’ll find yourself there also. You may wonder, “Why the wilderness?  … Read more

Winter: The Season of Waiting

  Winter:  Yea or Nay? Ah, winter: perhaps the most controversial of all the seasons.  Unlike the others, winter is a season that you either love or hate. Take my wife, for instance.  She has multiple health issues, including arthritis, which is aggravated by the cold, precipitation, and changes in barometric pressure.  My wife hates … Read more

Thanksgiving: With Or Without The Turkey

What Does Thanksgiving Mean To You? Thanksgiving is a special time of year for a lot of reasons.  For some it’s the launch of the holiday season.  These people know that when the turkey dinner is over the shopping season begins.  For them, Thanksgiving is just the prelude to the real holiday– Black Friday.  They … Read more

Give Thanks With A Gratitude Journal

More Than A National Holiday It comes every November:  Thanksgiving Day.  For many Americans it’s a day to gather with family and friends, stuff yourself on delicious food, and watch football.  Sadly, giving thanks to God is often left off the schedule. As a Christian, though, it seems kind of strange to dedicate just one … Read more

5 Tips For Handling Anxiety

Riding the Anxiety Rollercoaster Have you been feeling a bit anxious lately?  If so, you’re not alone.  Are you feeling guilty for having those feelings?  Don’t be.  Many people in the Bible experienced anxiety.  It’s not a result of flawed faith. Christians can and do experience anxiety at times.  I know, because I recently had … Read more

Looking In A Cracked Mirror

  Happy Rebirthday! My rebirthday is coming up in a few weeks.  Yes, you read that right.  For those of you who have never heard of the term, a rebirthday is the day you accept Jesus Christ as your Savior.  On that day you are born again– hence, rebirthday. Another way of saying it is … Read more

Fall: The Season of Harvest

Hooray For Fall (Or Is It Autumn?) The seasons of the earth are God’s idea.  Genesis 8:22 declares, “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.”  God has a plan and a purpose for each season. I live in New England, … Read more