Articles from 2013

Christmas… December 22, 2013

Two Christmases ago, Alicia and I were in Dallas, Texas over Christmas … and on Christmas Day the Dallas Morning News newspaper’s only editorial carried the headline, “A Joyful Noise.” It’s sub-headline stated: “Christmas is best understood through its music.” Keeping in mind that Christmas was on a Sunday in 2011, let me share excerpts  read full article …

Their words… December 15, 2013

American Idol winner Carrie Underwood responded to the great amount of criticism she received following her playing the role of Maria von Trappe in NBC’s recent live production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Sound of Music by tweeting … “Plain and simple: Mean people need Jesus. They will be in my prayers tonight … 1 Peter  read full article …

Advent December 2, 2013

With Thanksgiving Day here in the United States having past … the world has entered the period known as Advent … which most commonly think of and call the Christmas season. The word “Advent” defines what it’s all about … the “coming” or “arrival.” From a calendar aspect, it is considered the beginning of the  read full article …

Count your blessings… November 27, 2013

Isn’t this so true? As I heard in a sermon not long ago: “Sometimes you need adversity to see the real blessings you have received!” Giving Thanks . . . We all love good things, but when the focus – as it is for too many these days – is simply on the turkey and  read full article …

Where were you… November 20, 2013

. . . on the afternoon of November 22, 1963? Of course, that is 50 years ago this week and, as you’ve likely been reminded of by all the specials appearing on television … that is when President John F. Kennedy was shot while riding in a motorcade in Dallas. I received word while sitting  read full article …

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