Lent – A Tithe of Your Time

In many cultures there is an ancient custom of giving a tenth of each year’s income to some holy use. For Christians, to observe the forty days of Lent is to do the same thing with roughly a tenth of each year’s days. After being baptized by John in the river Jordan, Jesus went offContinue reading “Lent – A Tithe of Your Time”

Two Christmas Devotional Readings

The first evangelists were shepherds. It was a task for which they had no skill, no special gift. No theological teaching or individual training. They had no organization to go before them and no literature to leave behind them. What they had, and all they had, was a divine encounter. The shepherds live in aContinue reading “Two Christmas Devotional Readings”

To Follow the Star – A Christmas Reflection

My kids and I were heading home from school. I was driving as they sat in the back seat, telling me about their day. Thanksgiving still approached, but the radio station we often listen to had already begun to play Christmas songs. In fact, it played only Christmas songs. I was humming along with oneContinue reading “To Follow the Star – A Christmas Reflection”