December 1, 2012 in Dive Deep
Gift giving, cookie baking, family travels, decorations…which of these are traditions and which are rituals? Does it matter? Would it change the way you do Christmas if it did?
November 19, 2012 in Dive Deep
This Thanksgiving take a second and ask yourself if you are thankful or thankful AND grateful. There’s a fine difference between the two. Being thankful implies you have thought about something and are aware of its impact on your life, but being grateful implies that you are not only aware, but have judged it as good and see value in its impact. I know, sounds like a vocabulary lesson, right? Well it sorta is. Let me put it this way…
October 1, 2012 in Dive Deep
It’s that time of year when all the Halloween shops reopen, scary movies release by the truckload, and haunted houses pop up on every corner. As a person of faith, where should we stand with these traditions? Is it ok to go to scary movies? Walk through haunted houses? Be a part of the American Halloween?
September 4, 2012 in Dive Deep
Two years ago a little-known legal case called into question the right to pray for another when that second person hasn’t asked for prayer. That’s right, someone got sued for praying for someone else. (Read On…)
August 1, 2012 in Dive Deep
Major store lines stock their shelves with Back-To-School savings by mid-July. Teachers return to their classrooms before August hits it’s stride and yellow school buses hit the street, new drivers clenching the wheel. We’re counting the days to the end of summer in our home, how about you?