In addition to all the things that make Christmas “magical,” I pray you take time to remember the things that made the first Christmas “miraculous.”
Odessa is unlike any of the other cities I’ve lived in In Odessa, a remarkable number of people feel “out of place,” like they don’t really belong here.
God’s people have always been people of faith, believing that the presence of God with his people is a real thing even when we can’t see it, even when we can’t feel it.
2020 might be remembered as the year of the groan. Every time we turn on the TV or check our phones, there’s another reason to groan.
I don’t have a one-sized-fits-all answer for what you do at church the Sunday after a mass shooting. I do know what happened at Immanuel.
I think our volunteers and staff would agree with me when I say, after five days of games, songs, crafts, and controlled chaos, I was exhausted. VBS requires a tremendous amount of work!
William Chatterton Dix’s most famous hymn is “What Child Is This,” based on the poem “The Manger Throne.” In the hymn, Dix asks the rhetorical question, “What child is this who laid to rest on Mary’s lap is sleeping?”
I want to introduce you to a ministry called Nourishing the Nations. This ministry was started by two of my heroes, Chris and Leesa Harrington.