'Christ' tagged posts

When Christmas Gets Messy

When December comes around, most of us are already in the Christmas spirit. Our minds are focused on food, family and gifts. But when we stop with the shopping, planning and cooking, we might take the time to go to church. There, we get an opportunity to hear the Christmas story and think again about…

What Jesus Can Do for You

I was reading a story about a woman who seemingly lived the perfect life. Everything was working out as she had hoped. She married her high school sweetheart and had a family. He had a great job and they lived in a beautiful home. But then things changed. Her husband lost his job and began…

A Christmas Surprise

Yesterday marked the first Sunday of Advent. It is a time of anticipation, when we remember and celebrate God coming into the world. For me Christmas is also about surprises. In many ways, it always has been. That’s part of what makes Christmas – Christmas! I remember when I was a child Christmas Eve was…

Lessons on Death from Jesus

I went to the doctor today for my usual checkup. It is interesting as one gets older how the body changes and more limitations are discovered. There are more aches and pains and mortality becomes more of a reality than in the past. Now to alleviate anyone’s curiosity, my visit to the doctor was good. That…

The Fight for Joy

Being a melancholy, one of the biggest problems I struggle with is maintaining a right level of joy in my life. It is hard to see the positive, the goodness around when all you see is the “half empty” glass. The reality is, the challenge is great for many today. With the recent slide in…