Be like the Master

The New Year is already here and I am still contemplating what my resolution should be. I am not overweight and I get enough exercise, so those won’t do for me. I was act …  »

Keep watch over my hands

The Bible has a lot to say about the power of what we say. One of my favorite verses is “Set a guard over my mouth, Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips.”[[Psalm 141 …  »

Don’t worry, be happy!

There are some things I’m good at: I can clean, organize, delegate, and plan like a boss. I can cook well enough to get paid to do it, and I can write pretty well. But I …  »

Joy and good times

Here’s a great verse: “The people of Judah and Israel were as numerous as the sand on the seashore; they ate, they drank and they were happy.”[[1 Kings 4:20 NIV]] I have …  »

God, Greek, and great hope

In spite of every indication that there are difficult times ahead, I’m excited about this new year! I’m enthusiastic about striving for new goals and pushing myself beyon …  »

Resolutions and results

I watched an online video outlining several factors that are key to living an active, healthy life. One of the points was to compare the effects of sitting for long hours …  »

New year, new soul

K. Chesterton once said, “The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose, new feet, a new backbone, n …  »

Our Jesus 

My wife has a fondness for miniature nativities, or manger scenes, as they are sometimes called. Twenty-five years ago she made small nativity figurines as gifts for her …  »

A life changed

One day I noticed that my dentist friend, Dr. Rina, was looking a bit sad.  We often meet for coffee, but today Rina wasn’t her usual bubbly self. I asked her what was wr …  »

Once upon a Christmas 

Christmas was God’s big splash, the greatest miracle ever—His love in the form of His only Son, Jesus, sent down to earth to lead us back to Him. And Christmas is still a …  »

Imagine a better Christmas

Ebenezer Scrooge and the Grinch—have you ever sympathized with them as the Christmas season approaches? Or perhaps not to that extreme, but maybe you’ve never felt the wa …  »

A meditative pause

December is by far my busiest month of the year. The days are filled with organizing events, recycling toys to give to needy kids, buying gifts, decorating the house, and …  »

My Sophomore Christmas

On the Christmas Eve of my sophomore year in college, I was trying, and failing miserably, to feel “Christmas fuzzies.” Part of it was that the excitement of my freshman …  »