Posts from December 2019

Posts from December 2019

December 25, 2019

Dear Friends, Merry Christmas.  How grateful I am for God’s ongoing work in our midst, and for each one of you as we serve and worship together.  I pray you have experienced God’s blessing and peace on this day of celebration.   And thanks to all who helped make our Christmas Eve service a very special time. This is the last e-newsletter of 2019.  And there won’t be a newsletter next week on New Year’s Day.  Check your inbox on January…

December 19, 2019

Dear Friends, I remember the year I spoiled Christmas.  For me, anyway. I don’t remember exactly how old I was.  All I know is I was old enough to be able to think like a grown-up and figure out the likely hiding places for presents.  I don’t know if I just couldn’t wait or if I was trying to prove to myself how clever I was.  In either case, I looked under my mom and dad’s bed a few days before Christmas…

December 12, 2019

Dear Friends, This is the season of the year when we find ourselves singing about the “thrill of hope.”  Imagine for a minute what it was like to be a faithful Jew, clinging to a belief in Yahweh and His promise of a coming Messiah when more than 400 years had passed since there had been a prophet in Israel.  Living in the midst of Roman oppression, Jews had to find themselves wondering if their God had abandoned them.  Or if Yahweh…

December 5, 2019

Dear Friends, I am generally not an impatient person.  But there are some things… Like when I’m behind another car in the right turn on Rodney Parham at Cantrell.  If you don’t know that intersection, the right turn lane leads to a protected merge lane.  If you keep going straight, you will proceed onto southbound I-430.  Or you can merge left and continue on Cantrell.  As often as not, I will find myself behind a driver who doesn’t seem to realize that the…