This should have originally posted on Sunday, December 20. The song, O Holy Night, has at its birth one of the unique stories of Christmas. Originally a French hymn it was written to celebrate the renovation of an organ. The poem was written by a man who claimed to be an atheist, Placide Cappeau, aContinue reading “Today’s Carol”
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Time and Energy
What matters? What lasts? What defines us? These are questions that to some extent we have all probably asked ourselves at some time or another. Our answers are varied. They are, however, revealed in the actions and choices that we make. Every generation, every subgroup of each generation will all attempt to answer the aboveContinue reading “Time and Energy”
Fasting, Legalism, & Grapes.
A lack of relationship with God leads to legalism to lend some feeling to our “Christian” lives. In 1 Samuel 14 we follow the story of Saul as he finds himself needing to prepare for battle with the Philistines. Saul finds himself needing to create an experience and issues a decree that the Israelites shouldContinue reading “Fasting, Legalism, & Grapes.”
Is our self-righteousness putting us ahead of God’s plan?
Moses has enjoyed a host of criticism over the course of my lifetime, yet I remember that he is called the meekest man to ever live. Unfortunately for Moses that is not seen as something flashy and since we don’t really desire meekness we just give his meekness the religious nod and move on withContinue reading “Is our self-righteousness putting us ahead of God’s plan?”