No Starry-Eyed Wise Men in China

December 18th 2015 No comments yet  

shinySo while we’re on the topic of Magi, because Magi come up all the time, we have a bit of a Christmas navigation problem to solve.

It’s a small problem. But, odds are you will celebrate about 70 Christmases in your life, so getting the bugs worked out of your grasp of the story isn’t a bad investment.

The problem centers on that famous Christmas star—the one that led those observant pagan astrologers to Jesus in Bethlehem.

Sidebar: Don’t miss the sad irony that, while the Jews had access to prophetic Scriptures that actually …

Don’t Play in the Septic Tank

November 17th 2015 2 comments so far  

tube-945487_1920I recently had a friend from Dallas Theological Seminary ask me if she could do a Prepare/Enrich marital assessment of my wife Suzanne and me for a class that she was taking. We gladly agreed; however, knowing that my friend is a very competent counselor, I knew she would pick up on some of the reoccurring “trouble spots” in our relationship. (I thought after 15 years of marriage, we’d have it all figured out…) Her reply to our willingness to help was, “Thank you both so much for being willing to …

A Walk Through the Sand

October 13th 2015 No comments yet  

BeachI’m on the beach as I write this, at the tail end of a wonderful family vacation. I have spent every waking moment with my parents and brother, but this morning is me time. I walk the beach, picking up a seashell here and a piece of sea glass there, and I ponder life through the lens of this place. Our lives ebb and flow like the surf; our footprints show the path we have traveled, but do not yet mar the way ahead; our sand castles can only withstand the …

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