The Star Still Stops

"Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” John 14:27. (NKJV)

A Divine Appointment: Devout Meets Deity

What can we learn from a man in Jerusalem called Simeon?  I invite you to join me in considering a cameo tucked into the Book of Luke. Simeon, like Mary and the shepherds, also participated in God’s Bigger Story surrounding the life of our Newborn King.

What Do You Want For Christmas?

More than one person asked me “What do you want for Christmas?” I took my grandson to see Santa, and Santa asked him the same thing. I began to...

Prayer For Unsaved Loved Ones During the Holidays

For those who have unsaved loved ones joining in holiday gatherings this year, here are some specific prayers to pray on their behalf.

We Must Love the Ones Jesus Loves

I once heard a story about a great Kentucky preacher named T.T. Eaton. Dr. Eaton told about his younger brother who LOVED a mongrel dog. The family felt the dog was not even worth shooting, but the boy and his dog were inseparable.

A Christmas Tradition

What makes a Christmas tradition? There might be a few nuggets that come to mind. Some are serious while others can be fun.

Mary Said Yes to God

Imagine a fresh evergreen wreath bedecked with festive ribbons and glowing candles is sitting on a table before us. Imagine we are sipping warm wassail from red mugs, imagine a fire is roaring inside the fireplace, and imagine snow is quietly falling just beyond the window. As you and I gather around God’s Word, let us prepare our hearts to worship Him.

What to do After You’ve Messed Up

Sometimes smart people do dumb things, wise people do foolish things, and even the godly do ungodly things. Regardless of how we mess up, we share one thing in common: we all make mistakes.

How Badly Do You Want a Turkey?

Picture a young missionary family in Warsaw, Poland living a covert, double-life behind the Iron Curtain. In the darkest days of the Cold War, immersed in the culture of a nation not their own...

22 Ways to Make this Your Best Thanksgiving Ever

Make a list, make a plan, make ahead…
 Make a mess, clean the mess, make sure… 
 Extend the table, cover the table, decorate the table…
 Race the clock, race back to...

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Defeating Unwanted Habits and Developing Good Ones

Someone told me, “I will never make another new year’s resolution because I fail at keeping them.” A question that has been bothering me...
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Christ Fellowship Conference 2018, February 7-8

On February 7-8, 2018, Christ Fellowship Church based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida is hosting an exclusive conference to equip and empower pastors, ministers and church leaders to bring their churches to the next level in all areas of church life.

Hello, Tomorrow

I had the joy of seeing my brother Andy on the last day of 2017 and the first day of 2018. We have many things in common as brothers and friends, but there are really two things that make us stand out from most other brothers.

A Spark of Hope

It is not often that a number one seed beats a six seed in the National Football League (NFL) Playoffs, by a score of 15-10, and it is a considered an upset.  That is the position the Philadelphia Eagles found themselves in as they faced the Atlanta Falcons, last night in the Divisional Round of the playoffs.

The Rolling Tide Vs. Hungry Dogs

The University of Alabama Crimson Tide and University of Georgia Bulldogs are preparing for a battle of the SEC’s finest, in tonight’s NCAA College Football National Championship game. Tonight’s game is not only a renewal of a storied rivalry, but also the game is enhanced because it pits Bulldogs Coach Kirby Smart against his mentor and teacher Nick Saban.