The True Joy of Christmas

The True Joy of Christmas

Matthew chapter 2 tells us of the arrival of the wise men to worship the young toddler Jesus. We read in verse 10 that they “rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.” Or in other translations, they “rejoiced with exceedingly great joy,” were “overjoyed beyond measure,”...
How Nehemiah Helps Point Us to God

How Nehemiah Helps Point Us to God

A quick google search on “Nehemiah leadership” turns up such gems as Ten Leadership Lessons from Nehemiah, The Four Cs of Nehemiah’s Leadership, 6 Leadership Qualities of Nehemiah, and 15 Biblical Leadership Principles from Nehemiah. Undoubtedly, one could glean...
How Nehemiah Helps Point Us to God

Remember the Lord Who is Great and Awesome

Anna Karenina opens with the famous line: “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Tolstoy’s novel goes on to explore some of those unique unhappinesses in different families, showing how the universal human condition is to...
How Nehemiah Helps Point Us to God

God Calls You To Do His Work

I’ve never been in the military, but I’ve seen Saving Private Ryan and I’ve done a handful of pushups here and there, so it basically amounts to the same thing. (Totally kidding.) Anyway, in that movie — or any war movie, really — there’s a group of...
Hurry is the Great Enemy of Spiritual Life

Hurry is the Great Enemy of Spiritual Life

For the last few weeks, whenever anyone asks me how I’m doing, my first answer is, “Busy. Good busy, but you know, busy.” And it is good busy; homeschooling four kids can be a ton of fun, with projects and field trips and reading great books, and don’t forget to hike...
The Function of Prayer in Your Life

The Function of Prayer in Your Life

So sports are back, I guess. Anybody catch the football game this week? I heard that the one team did the thing better than the other team. It was crazy. Or maybe it wasn’t. I have to confess I didn’t watch it (I know you couldn’t tell based on my superb game summary)...

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