Why Do We Celebrate the Birth of Jesus?

My whole life I’ve carefully protected a secret I’m not willing to share with most people.  There are only a few trusted friends who I’ve shared my secret with. Most of my friends don’t believe it. They all think I’m crazy. But tonight I will share it with my most trusted friend. For a year,Continue reading “Why Do We Celebrate the Birth of Jesus?”

Can You Be Trusted with a Secret?

In elementary school my best friend Michelle spent the night at my house and we giggled long into the night. We trusted each other with our disappointments and hopes. I thought she was trustworthy because at recess time, I could count on her to pick me to be on her team. But one day, IContinue reading “Can You Be Trusted with a Secret?”

60 Second Guide to Effective Prayer

What is it about prayer that makes a person fearful to bow their head in a public restaurant and speak out loud? Is it because prayer is banned in public schools? What is it about holding your spouse’s hand and praying for your children that seems a bit uncomfortable? But yet we know that weContinue reading “60 Second Guide to Effective Prayer”