There is that stretch of time between Christmas and New Year’s when I often become contemplative. Looking back and looking forward I summarize the year’s events and set goals for the year to come. This year on Sunday between the two holidays my spirit was awakened by a sunrise display unlike any I had witnessed … Continue reading Sunrise
The radio reception was fading in and out. I was hearing a discussion that was so passionate and interesting I had to pull over to the shoulder in a clear reception area. One of the guests was sharing about the reasons for a rise in depression, drug abuse and suicide in America. She mentioned that … Continue reading N is for Nation
In this season, awaiting Christmas, there may be a time when you stop and wonder. In that quiet time of reflection when the distraction level allows your heart to communicate with your brain, you may ask “what is this celebration all about?” It seems that the real meaning of Christmas is continuously out of reach. … Continue reading Don’t Be Distracted
The best way to honor the celebration of Christmas is to contemplate the reality of the fulfillment of ancient prophecy. In the history of Gods people as recorded in the Old Testament, the focal point of prophets and dreamers, hopeful leaders and humble servants, was the promise. God spoke this promise to Adam and Eve … Continue reading M is for Messiah
I must admit that I am struggling to form an understandable and cohesive response to the recent mass shooting. I find myself trying to process arguments from so many places. The many perspectives on the issues of protecting life, liberty and personal responsibility while upholding freedom are all approached by people of differing worldviews. It … Continue reading Time to Choose!
What is it about Christmas that eludes me? Is it something beyond my grasp, an emotion, a sense of completion or arrival or fulfillment? I know after many years of experience it is not a material thing. Perhaps it’s not an emotional thing either. Emotions can be manipulated. But there are times when the environment … Continue reading Chasing Christmas
Christmas is a good time to be prepared to answer the skeptics who gladly point out the celebration of the birth of Christ lacks significance if the facts about Him are not true. The faith of many would be futile “If Christ has not been raised, your faith is useless; you are still in your … Continue reading J is for Jesus
The tumultuous events in the US and worldwide punctuated by the eclipse draw us to reflect on prophecy as reminders of the hope we share as believers.
In 1770 Voltaire, the famed critic of Christianity said ““If God didn’t exist, we would have to invent him.” There are several interpretations of what he meant by this statement. I believe it means that in order to reasonably make sense of this world, to give meaning to life, and to understand who we are … Continue reading G is for God
by Maurice M Hebert I typically do not write reviews for films. However, I do tend to examine the film and try to sieve out the overall message that it is trying to convey. A good story has a message that is made clear as it unfolds. The message I understood from the movie … Continue reading Review of “La La Land” or The Heartbreak of Fulfilling Your Dreams without Love