Making God Honoring Decisions

December 14, 2014

If only life were as simple as following a yellow brick road. How helpful that would be. But there is no yellow brick road. And I don’t know about you, but never have I heard the voice of Yoda from Star Wars, or Galadriel from The Lord of the Rings, telling me what decision to make. Life doesn’t work that way. And yet, we all long for guidance. “What should I do,” we ask.

Minding God's Business

December 7, 2014

Why do we give gifts on Christmas? Well there are numerous twists and turns of history involved in this question. But the practice of giving gifts on Christmas has its beginnings with the 3rd century bishop of Myra (southern coast of Turkey), known as St. Nicholas. Having lost his wealthy parents while still young, Nicholas took Jesus’ words to heart. “Sell what you own and give the money to the poor.” This is what Nicholas did and his generosity influenced many.