The Interfaith Calendar organization lists 15 religious holidays in December. Here is an explanation behind some of those holidays and why they are significant.
When I was a child, our phone rang late one fall evening, and the man on the other end of the phone explained that his name was Joe and that he and
The Wise Men who followed the star to Bethlehem looked for truth, and sought to connect the star with the coming Messiah by following it. They knew enough of Old Testament
Many of my journeys have been connected to mission projects. One such project that actually never came to fruition comes to my mind. It was a project in Chevrolet,
Family upheavals, job loss, retirement, career changes, illness, unexpected babies. Doesn’t being a Christian mean having life easy? How do I integrate all these challenges into my faith in God?
We walked from the car in the dark of night up to the clapboard house. My Mennonite friend waited in the car as if knowing what was coming. The man and
Christopher Robin has always had his “Hundred-Acre Wood.” My friends and I had the woods at Sand Rock Falls. It was a “magical” place where we ran, played hide-and-seek, killed the
Dec. 30, 2004, was a wintry Thursday that changed my life forever. Five days after Christmas, usually everyone is still in the holiday spirit. But almost eight years ago, a
In 2007, I traveled to Ghana, West Africa, as part of a music ministry team. We were to spend three months traveling the country ministering to local churches, schools and anyone
As we took time to consider this passage and the rest of the Ruth's story, we were amazed at all she had sacrificed. Both Ruth and Naomi had already