Growing more like Jesus in 2013

“And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men” (Luke 2:52 NIV84). For many years I have made it a habit to spend the last week of the year in prayer, meditation and Scripture study. I call it my annual study break. It’s also a time to evaluate how I

Love Came Down At Christmas

“In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him” (1 John 4:9 ESV). My wife, the mother of my children and grandmother of my children’s children, has begun her annual ritual of converting our kitchen into a

Whatever happened to peace on earth?

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men” (Luke 2:14 KJV). “’Peace, peace’ they say, when there is no peace” (Jeremiah 8:11 NIV). Some 20 centuries ago the angel announced to the shepherds the birth of the Christ child in the city of Bethlehem and the inauguration of peace