The story of Christmas is always accompanied by food, presents, and good cheer, but that is only part of the actual story. There was a dark side that is little talked about. John’s Gospel makes clear right from the start: when the light comes and shines in the darkness, the darkness always seeks to extinguish it. Oh, you missed that part of the story?
The light of the world has come into the darkness of the world, in order to bring light into the darkness of our hearts, and to illuminate them with the grace of forgiveness.
In His coming, Jesus was the bridge over troubled water who takes our aloneness and our alienation and closes the gap.
Do we really need another Christmas? We sing the same songs, put up the same tree, and shop for the same socks and sweaters every year. Is the message of peace on earth, good will toward men still relevant? Still possible?
December is the Christmas season and we are all distracted by the commercialization of one of the holiest days of the year. What does it really mean?
No matter how you have lived your life and no matter how your children have turned out, you have one final chance to make a difference in their lives: Finish Well.
For Christian parents facing the challenges of estate planning and how to leave assets to the children, inheritolatry is the commitment to leave significant financial resources to the next generation without regard to spiritual commitment, financial responsibility, or the size of the estate. Dividing an inheritance equally is “the American Way”. It suits our sense of fairness. Is it Biblical?
WHAT I AM ABOUT TO SAY MAY SEEM STRANGE, BUT ONE OF THE SURE SIGNS OF ONENESS IN MARRIAGE IS OUR ABILITY TO MAKE EACH OTHER MISERABLE.
Believe it or not, you have an estate. In fact, nearly everyone does. Your estate is comprised of everything you own— your car, home, another real estate, checking and savings accounts, investments, life insurance, furniture, personal possessions. No matter how large or how modest, everyone has an estate and something in common—you can’t take it with you when you die.