More Word, Less Lip, in 2018

The latest Happy New Year is almost here! Can you believe it? In less than 24 hours, we will jump over the hump of the Christmas holidays and land right at the start of a sparkling, fresh, brand new year. Before we get there, how did you do on last January’s new year resolutions? Can…

One Solitary Life

Here is a man who was born in an obscure village as the child of a peasant woman. He grew up in another obscure village. He worked in a carpenter shop until he was thirty and then for three years was an itinerant preacher. He never wrote a book. He never held an office. He…

Christmas Came to Send Easter

When I was a young child, I was very quiet, but observant and analytical. And, apparently, I asked a lot of questions. My dad once told me he used to call me The Question Box and shared examples of what that looked like on one occasion (“Why is the moon round?”). I guess I had…

Christian Single’s Guide to Surviving Cuffing Season: Eight Tips

Cold, wintery weather and the Christmas holidays, a deadly duo for Christian singles, are here in full swing. You stay bundled up in layers of warm winter clothes and wish for someone romantic to kiss while you warm up your car alone under foggy windows. You long to go to Christmas parties with your romantic…

It Is Enough

Living a simpler lifestyle has its benefits. It’s been seven months since I early retired. I knew ahead of time that I was going to have to simplify my lifestyle. I didn’t realize how many adjustments I was going to have to make to simplify my life. It helped that I had already taken steps…

A Letter From God to His Single Child: When You Are Feeling Lonely at Christmas

My child, beloved and adored, with a heart shivering cold, I see you are lonely at Christmas because you are not married. I see you glance, a bit enviously, at happy couples laughing and holding hands in restaurants and walking around the mall. I hear your sighs when you see another couple get engaged. You…

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