Monthly Archives: December 2011

Day Trip To Natchitoches

 Our family has lived in Lake Charles for over 11 years now, but we had never spent much time in one of Louisiana’s premier destinations, the venerable Natchitoches, which lays claim to being the oldest city in the state.  Oh, … Continue reading

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“De-Christmas-ing”

Today we are “De-Christmas-ing.” I got that word from a good friend of ours at church who put all their Christmas decorations away yesterday, and reported about it on Facebook. I decided that’s a pretty good term. I like Christmas … Continue reading

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Heralds of the Advent: Isaiah 9

One of my favorite editorial cartoons ran a number of years ago during the last recession.  Like many cartoons, it appeared in two parts.  The first showed a man sitting in front of a Christmas tree that was packed underneath … Continue reading

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“Martin Luther’s Christmas Sermon” (compiled)

     Martin Luther was the man God used to spark the Protestant Reformation in the 1500’s.  As a young man, Luther had done his best to justify himself by his works, but never found peace with God until the Lord … Continue reading

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A very specific, personal decision …

Friday is our son Michael’s last day at school. Yeah, I know, it is the last day for a lot of kids – it’s Christmas break! But unlike a lot of other kids, when break is over, Michael is not … Continue reading

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The Work of the Kingdom: Matthew 9:35-38

Yesterday afternoon I went out to the Moss Bluff Christmas Parade to see any of our people who might be out there – and also to see if the Lord might lay on my heart any ideas for us to … Continue reading

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Heralds of the Advent: Micah 5

When Mark Twain visited the Holy Land in the 1860’s, he did not find Bethlehem to be impressive.  In fact, he wrote later of its “mouldy domes and turrets” and disparaged its “noisy mob” and “leprous beggars.”  He said he … Continue reading

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