Jesus Is Still Human
The Permanence of Christmas, Part 1: Biblical Foundations
Advent is a chance not only to celebrate Jesus’ taking of human flesh but also his keeping of it. It wasn’t a mere 33-year stint—impressive as that would have been. Jesus is…Continue Reading
On Our 40th Wedding Anniversary
Today Noël and I have been married for 40 years.
My father did the wedding and we had one man and one woman in our wedding party—Jane Roney and Billy Watson.
We chose to have no flowers in the little…Continue Reading
From Protest to Praise
An amazing progression occurs in the 3 short chapters of Habakkuk.
The book begins with the prophet protesting that God seems to be standing idly by while his people in Judah plummet into rampant evil and injustice (1:2–5).
God responds…Continue Reading
How a 13-year-old Girl Makes a Glad Dad
I wrote to my 13-year-old daughter (who is attending a funeral with her mom in Georgia) that the new “signature” at the bottom of her emails has made this dad very glad. It says,
"A girl should get so lost…
The Shy Virtue of Christmas
Not Heartwarming Christian Fiction
Dripping sweat on the paperback's pages, I speed-walked and read for one hour and twenty minutes holding this book in my hand so that I could finish it before my routine was over. That was two weeks ago. Since then…Continue Reading
Burping Baby Jesus
Joseph's Painful Decision
Mary wasn’t herself. Joseph had sensed some urgency in her request that he meet her at “their” tree. She was staring at the ground. She seemed burdened.
“Mary, is something wrong?”
She looked up at him intensely. “Joseph… I’m pregnant.”