Living in a northern climate during January can have some drawbacks. It’s been very cold this week. And there’s snow. And ice. But here’s why you can really like January: because Christmas is over! I don’t mean all the hustle and bustle and the foods that aren’t healthy and the obligatory gifts ("I have NO…Read more One good reason to like January
This Christmas Eve we will once again invite people at Seneca Creek to participate in a wonderful, symbolic candle-lighting ceremony. It’s a multi-sensory experience that’s sure to delight young and old. And it points toward a bigger question. Will you light a candle the rest of the year? The Christmas Eve candle lighting is…Read more Cursing and candles
I’ll admit it: My family creates gift lists for Christmas. They’re a guideline, not a mandate. And they serve a useful purpose. But there’s a problem, maybe two problems with them. The first problem is that they reduce the surprise factor. I mean, if the gifts you unwrap are the ones you requested, it’s not…Read more Rethinking your Christmas gift list
December 7th is a day that America remembers. It was on this day in 1941 that the Pacific fleet was attacked in Pearl Harbor, thrusting our country into World War 2 at the cost of a half million US lives. But we’re not the only ones who remember. There’s a little story tucked away in…Read more We’re not the only ones who remember
Wanna make this a better December? One that helps you get past the rush and hustle of shopping and traveling? We’ve got an idea. This weekend we’re making a free resource available for individuals and families. It’s an Advent devotional guide. It includes the following: Daily Bible reading guide Short devotional to help focus your…Read more Make December better this year
When the President of the United States speaks, people notice. That can be good or bad, depending on the nature of the President’s comments. Today is a good day to remember one particular presidential proclamation. You need to understand the context of these comments. They’re given during a time when the nation is embroiled in…Read more Can you believe what the President proclaimed?
In the classic scene from The Wizard of Oz, the green curtain is pulled back to Toto to reveal that it wasn’t actually a “great and mighty Oz, but something far less powerful and potent. Sometimes there’s a green curtain that needs to be pulled back to reveal our god. (link to blog here) In…Read more Who is the God behind your green curtain?