Christmas at Home

Laugh

"He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouting." (Job 8:21 ESV) "A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones." (Proverbs 17:22 ESV)I think we have all heard that laughter is the best medicine. Well, I looked it up....

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All Is Well

"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging." (Ps. 46:1-3...

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A Chance Meeting

"So I commend the enjoyment of life, because there is nothing better for a person under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany them in their toil all the days of the life God has given them under the sun." (Eccl. 8:15 NIV)I had a chance...

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Through Times Like These

When I was seven, my father worked in the Mammoth and Morning coal mine in Washington State, USA, till his frozen lungs wouldn't let him go underground anymore. We knew what "poor" was, but "jobless" was a whole other experience for our family.My mother stitched...

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“I’m Fine, Thanks”

"How are you?" "I'm fine, thanks!"We've all engaged in this social greeting formula — even with complete strangers. I did last week while hiking along the river. I came across two fishermen standing in the water. On noticing me, one greeted me cheerfully, saying,...

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The Road Not Taken

"Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." (Phil....

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