The Sheep of Bethlehem

The Sheep of Bethlehem He chose David also his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds: From following the ewes great with young he brought him to feed Jacob his people, and Israel his inheritance.  Psalm 78:70-71 As the family inheritance was passed down from Boaz to Obed, Jesse and eventually David, we find BethlehemContinue reading “The Sheep of Bethlehem”

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The Will to Live

The Will to Live The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?  Proverbs 18:14 God has given to man an incredible powerful (yet not all-powerful) attribute – man’s will. The spirit of a man can help him cope, deal with, and go through incredible and extraordinarily challengingContinue reading “The Will to Live”

Be Like Zach

Be Like Zach Luke 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. Remember the days when people would say: “Be like Mike.”  On the basketball court, winning and work ethic could be found in Michael Jordan.  Kids would wear his shoes, shoot the ball like him,Continue reading “Be Like Zach”

A Parental Challenge

A Parental Challenge The following moth story can help us understand part of our role as parents:  “One man noticed an emperor moth struggling to emerge through a small hole in its cocoon so he decided to assist it. He took a pair of scissors and snipped off the cocoon. The moth emerged easily, butContinue reading “A Parental Challenge”

Developing Character at Christmas

Developing Character at Christmas “And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.” Matthew 2:11 In a day of extreme excess and people forgettingContinue reading “Developing Character at Christmas”

Away With the Manger

Away With the Manger And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.  Luke 2:7 What a humble birthplace for the King of glory to enter into humanity and to be born into this sin-sick world! Continue reading “Away With the Manger”