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14 Nov 2013

Nativity Glasses and the Road to Hell

By |2017-11-15T12:08:58-04:00Nov 14, 2013|Family Ministries|

This is a product from a catalog that the Family Ministry office received yesterday: Cardboard Nativity glasses. The catalog was filled with cheap, throw away, trinkets sure to remain on the floor of your mini-van the second the kids get home from church. My favorite product that they offer though [...]

01 Nov 2013

A Marriage Homily

By |2017-11-15T12:08:58-04:00Nov 1, 2013|Family Ministries, Marriage|

This weekend I have the privilege of being the celebrant at the wedding of two friends. Over the past two years I was able to watch this seed of romance form and grow. It was fun to be a spectator and to see how God was moving and working through [...]

10 Oct 2013

Christians and Halloween

By |2017-11-15T12:08:58-04:00Oct 10, 2013|Family Ministries|

Halloween strikes terror in the heart of many Christians. Not because of the scary costumes, the decorations of various ghouls and monsters, or the copious amounts of sugar that could choke a mule and make a dentist start counting his money, but the fear of what to do with this [...]

17 Dec 2012

Simeon, Fear, and Sandy Hook

By |2013-08-10T11:21:01-04:00Dec 17, 2012|Family Ministries|

A musician named Allen Levi has a song called Simeon’s Dying Day. It is a wonderful and original Christmas song. Singing about the anticipation that Simeon must have felt about seeing the Messiah, Allen wonders what Simeon was feeling when he finally laid eyes on the Christ child.  Surely he was filled with joy, but could that joy have been mixed with sadness? After all, now that he had seen the Messiah, his dying day was here.Could Simeon have been fearful of the death that was now so close at hand?

14 Nov 2012

Community and Hearing God

By |2017-11-15T12:09:03-04:00Nov 14, 2012|Family Ministries|

A lot of things have happened since my last blog post. A super storm swept through our area (and really hammered the areas north of us), President Obama was re-elected, scandals have rocked the CIA, the best James Bond movie ever came out, Alabama lost for the first time all [...]