Don’t Let Fear Eclipse Faith in 2019.

Back in the 1800s, someone came up with a new device that ultimately was called the telephone. It was presented to Western Union, and after examining the telephone as a potential investment, they concluded, “This ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us.” It is all in how you look at things. Some people look at something and say, “That is an opportunity.” Someone else . . . read more ›

Your Story Is Still Being Told.

“The future,” said C. S. Lewis, “is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.” It’s hard to believe that another year has passed. When I was a kid I watched “The Jetsons,” and I’m still looking for my spaceship and my robot maid. But I would settle for a hoverboard from “Back to the Future.” As we look back on one year and look forward to another, we wonder . . . read more ›

The Man Who Held Hope in His Arms

There are a lot of things we have to wait for in life, which is maybe one of the reasons I don’t love amusement parks all that much. I think my favorite moments of going to an amusement park are when I arrive and when it’s time to leave. There are so many lines. There is so much waiting. Some things are hard to wait for, and some things are not worth the wait. But then there are the things . . . read more ›

Christmas: God Can Be Known

If I could go back in time, I would choose the first century so I could see Jesus as a human being. I would miss certain luxuries of this life, like In-N-Out burgers. But imagine what it would have been like to see Jesus. I wonder if he ever took a nap and woke to find all the disciples standing there, staring at him. “What are you guys doing?” “I don’t know. We’re just staring at you.” He was God . . . read more ›

The Christmas Story Starts and Ends With a Tree

A family who was going to go out of town for Christmas loaded up their SUV with their luggage, took the dog over to a neighbor’s house, entered the coordinates in their GPS and had even recorded a CD with songs for the road. Everything was ready, and they were so relieved to finally be in the car. They were halfway down the street when the woman suddenly cried out to her husband, “We forgot the baby!” To me that . . . read more ›