Tuesday, December 25, 2007


For unto us was born, in the city of David, a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. That Babe was found lying in a manger, wrapped in swaddling clothes just as the angels said He would be. God came and dwelt amongst us. The shepherds saw Him and spread the news abroad. The wise men came from the east and worshiped the young child. How will you celebrate this day that commemorates that moment in time when heaven came near? Will you draw near to Christ and worship Him and tell others about the Gospel?

May the message that stirred the shepherds and beckoned the wise men have the same effect upon our own hearts this glorious day.

MERRY CHRISTMAS and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!

Monday, December 17, 2007


We are in the midst of the greatest holiday season of the year. Beginning with Thanksgiving and ending a day or two after New Year's day, we spend the better part of about 6 weeks imbibing in a diabetics nightmare. Eggnog, fudge, cookies, chips and dips fill the menu for many. Office parties, church parties, Sunday School parties and family gatherings fill the agenda for many. Living down here in the gulf south does not afford the opportunity for snow to fill our yards, though the frost we had this morning was quite spectacular. Yes, I do long for knee deep snow. But beyond all of these temporary and transitory goodies, do you hunger and thirst for something more? When the holidays are gone, are you still left with a void that none of the prior things listed could fill?

There are many things we can search for and hope for and ask for. I really would like snow. Snow knee deep would really be neat. But is my desire for snow a deeper desire that even that much snow could not fill? Would that one request satiate me or would I long for more.

Well, amidst all of the things we could seek after, there is one that the Jesus said would lead to us being filled. Those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, he said, would be filled. If we were to list all of the things that we are desirous of this year, how many of them would fall under the category heading, Righteousness? Why are we then surprised when those things that do not fall under the heading Righteousness, do not fill us with any meaningful filling?

So, for what are you hungry and thirsty?

Thursday, December 6, 2007


Lord willing, I will soon be back into the blogging rhythm. For those of you who have been patiently waiting and encouraging me, I thank you.

Getting things back on track now, I have decided to share a TRUE story that I was told. This sounds unbelievable and it would seem that it came right out of some stand up comedians act but I assure you that this is first-hand knowledge of the event.

A young girl that I know was recently celebrating her 17th birthday and was given a watch by her uncle. She opened the watch and was excited to wear it. She asked her dad what time it was and proceeded to give him the watch to set it for her. Upon looking at the watch, he noticed that the time was correct and he told his daughter that it was so. She asked how the time could be correct and he told her that the watch had probably been preset by someone at the store or the factory. (Now I remind you that this girl has just turned 17.) His daughter replied, "Yeah, right! Like they would know this would be the exact time I would open my present."