Rethinking Christmas

Rethinking Christmas

December 22, 2019

A snippet from an article I wrote recently for Christian Today: Domestic violence incidents spike at Christmas. In fact, all kinds of violence escalate at this time of the year. Brawls from heavy drinking, drug-taking and the tensions in families, keep police, ambulance and hospitals excessively busy. Supposedly this is the happiest time of the…

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Short Devotion Mark 2

Short Devotion : Mark 2:19

January 13, 2019

Read more of my short devotions on this blog or on Pinterest. “Jesus replied, ‘Do wedding guests fast while celebrating with the groom? Of course not. They can’t fast while the groom is with them.’” Mark 2:19 The Christian life is like an engagement. We are joyful and expectant as we prepare for the wedding feast of the Lamb…

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Glasses on Bible

God’s perspective on time

January 16, 2017

God is beyond time and able to see past, present, and future events simultaneously. He is able to take in the full panorama of human existence yet he is also able to focus on a moment in our time and celebrate its significance. It is something we need to do to. There is much suffering…

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Glasses on Bible

In 2017 I will celebrate before the Lord

January 2, 2017

We live in a broken world and discouragements are bound to come and sometimes from surprising quarters. When David brought the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem it had entailed many difficulties and even loss of life, but now it was finally entering the city and David was flamboyant in his joy. But Michal, David’s…

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Glasses on Bible

God is generous

December 21, 2016

Happy people are generous people. God, in his generosity has given us a gift beyond description, Jesus, the most expensive gift that could ever be given. In giving Jesus, God gives us himself. Paul writes: “Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!” (2 Corinthians 9:15). The magnitude of God’s generosity is beyond measure. God…

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