The Gift of the Magi

“…and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their […]

Robbing God?

“Will a man rob God? Yet you rob me. “But you ask, ‘How do we rob you?’ “In tithes and offerings.” (Malachi 3:8) Last week I got a chuckle out of the idea of Job telling God how to run the universe. Imagine a frail and fallible human lecturing the omniscient, all-knowing God. No less […]

“A Life of Giving” (2 Cor. 9:6-11)

“The Secret of Joy” (2 Cor. 8:1-4)

The richness of your life is not based on how much you get but on how much you give. The Christian life is a life of giving – and not just of money but of all God’s gifts. Some of you do this so well. Thank you. Please be aware that God has noticed.

Cutting Off the Nose to Spite the Face

“The one who sends a message by a fool’s hand cuts off his own feet and drinks violence.” (Proverbs 26:6, HCSB) Solomon is describing how something foolish (like sending an untrustworthy messenger) can lead to serious consequences (in this case the battle will not be averted because the message won’t be delivered). It reminds me […]