By Matthew Thomas

Several Christmas themes resurface every year when we celebrate the birth of God’s Son, Jesus.  It is, after all, the most remarkable event in human history.  The most common themes or focal points include the virgin birth (important as it should be), God’s honoring of the lowly and using the humble state (Mary, Joseph, stable […]

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Goals are good.  We don’t accomplish much without them.  It might be getting a good grade or a bonus or raise at work, meeting performance deadlines, being a good parent, being in the Guinness Book of World records, losing ten pounds, staying sober one more day, consistently reading the Bible and praying daily, finding a […]

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Natural disasters come with frequency in our world.  Hurricanes, tornadoes, cyclones, tsunamis, volcanoes, typhoons, earthquakes, famines, droughts, pestilence and plagues are all part of living in a fallen world that heaves brokenness.  These disasters all impact people regardless of race, nationality, religious affiliation, social status or political affiliation.  Right now, the rains following hurricane Harvey […]

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