A NEW YEAR!

Every new year is the beginning of a new journey. How will we fare? What will the road be like?  Will our way be rough or easy?  We may have some rough roads to travel before the year is done. If the way is to be flower strewn; a soft robe and velvet slippers will do....

BLESSED NEW YEAR!

As we stand on the brink of a New Year, we wonder what the future holds. Most of us probably approach a milestone like this with a combination of excitement and a bit of apprehension. We’re excited about what 2020 might mean for us, and for the same reason...

JOY TO THE WORLD

As I read the Biblical accounts of the Christmas story, I am impressed with the frequent mentions of JOY. The shepherds were the first to hear this announcement . . . I bring you good news of great JOY that will be for all the people. (Luke 2:10-11). When Mary found...

CHRISTMAS IS COMING

I remember, as a small boy, setting out a piece of cake and glass of milk for Santa.  I was thrilled the next day to find the cake half eaten and the milk all gone, proving Santa had really come.  It is a tradition we have not kept with our own children as we did not...

WORKING FOR THE KING

1 Chronicles 4, verse 23 says, “these were the potters and inhabitants of Neta′im and Gede′rah; they dwelt there with the king for his work.“ Verses 21 & 22 list the men of Judah and Moab who made these pots. Potters were not the highest grade of...

LABOR DAY IS EVERY DAY!

This post was contributed by a worker in North Africa. It’s Labor Day today, at least in the USA. In essence, it is a holiday or day of festivities, held in honor of working people.  Ironically, we celebrate “work” by taking a break from work! Whether employed in a...