Friday, February 28, 2020

Choices

“As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She...

Avoiding tarnished teaching

How does your church select from the many stewardship curriculums available today?  Do you gravitate to what everyone else is using or the one...

A durable calling

I recently celebrated 25 years of pastoral ministry at Mountain View Church in Fresno, California. You can’t help but reminisce a little when you...

Blue Christmas

Blue Christmas" is more than a holiday song famously performed by Elvis Presley. Blue Christmas, sometimes also called the Longest Night, is a day...

God’s Christmas graffiti

On the eve of Christmas, speaking at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., at the dawn of a new millennium, Archbishop Desmond Tutu used...

Filling—and fulfilling—feasts

Here we go again—all those Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner gatherings! While there are the unfortunate few who long to be part of just one...

Roadside assistance

I love the 2006 comedy film RV starring Robin Williams. The film tells the story of Bob Munro (played by Williams) taking his family...

Home for the holidays

I was so looking forward to our first Christmas as a married couple. Decorating our apartment, shopping for gifts, baking my favorite Christmas goodies...