The Light Has Come!

As I reflect over the happenings of the past few days, and especially the presentation of The Light Has Come, I am awed at God’s gracious goodness! In planning any worship service or music event I am never completely satisfied with the product. I usually think things like: “If I only had another week, it could be so much better.” “Did I choose the right music?” “Did I include too much music?” “Was the message clear? Did things flow and point to the central theme?” However, this year I am … [Read more...]

Christmas!

I love the Christmas Season! All of the excitement in the air, the decorations and of course the parties make this one of my favorite times of the year. To keep all of these in proper perspective we must remember that the reason for all of this is the celebration of the birth of Jesus. In the midst of all of the activities, we must not ever forget to keep Christ the central point in all we do. This Sunday is a great time to kick off the season as our choirs, orchestra and drama teams will … [Read more...]

Make Thanking an Action

“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” – Colossians 3:17 This past week we celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday and now we can finally start looking forward to the Christmas season(!)— but our thankfulness should never stop. While we Christians know we should always have a thankful spirit, we may not realize that in the Bible thankfulness is accompanied by action. In other words, we don’t … [Read more...]

Give Thanks!

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His love endures forever! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I love all the food that we normally wouldn’t get during the rest of the year. I love how the house smells and I love all the relatives coming together. My most memorable Thanksgiving was in 1992 following Hurricane Andrew. The destruction was unimaginable, but that November we knew what we were thankful for…Family! We were safe, alive and we were all together. We met at my mom's … [Read more...]

The Light Has Come!

“Darkness,” may be defined as the partial or total absence of light. When light is removed objects are unrecognizable or distorted. The human eye can’t perceive color without light. One can’t judge distance very well when stumbling in the dark of night. Darkness also hides what could easily be recognized in the light; whether that is a rugged pathway, furniture in a room, a curving highway or an abyss that looms ahead. When we choose to walk in darkness trouble usually ensues. It is no wonder … [Read more...]