Dear Class of 2020 – Don’t let the Devil Take More From You Than this World Already Has

This post is a guest submission by my friend and colleague DCE Andrew Nelson.  To the Class of 2020, “I was pushed hard, so that I was falling, but the Lord helped me. The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation” (Psalm 118:13–14). First things first: Congratulations on all your … Continue reading Dear Class of 2020 – Don’t let the Devil Take More From You Than this World Already Has

Family Passover Meal Directions

To prepare for your family Passover Take time to read through the “script” ahead of time. The meal is intended to take longer and be a time of reflection for the family, yet you know your family and what can be done to enjoy the meal most. Adding things like movement (start in a living … Continue reading Family Passover Meal Directions

Honestly Hadn’t Planned On Giving Up Quite This Much For Lent

“Honestly Hadn’t Planned On Giving Up Quite This Much For Lent.” You can say that again. Like everyone I’m trying to wrap my head around what three weeks with my kids at home (but still expected to do school work means). I’m also trying to wrap my head around the new realities that social distancing … Continue reading Honestly Hadn’t Planned On Giving Up Quite This Much For Lent

God’s Gift of Life

God's first gift to a person is the gift of life. And for Christians it's a gift twice-given. Everyone received that gift first at their conception. And Christians receive that gift a second time at their baptism, when they are born again into God's family. And yet this incredible, miraculous gift is one that many … Continue reading God’s Gift of Life

Happy New Year – Spoiler Alert: Tomorrow Won’t Be Different Than Today

Our calendars make a hard and fast break between today and tomorrow. Today it's one year, tomorrow it’ll be the new year. But that transition from one year to the next is arbitrary. We could just as easily have put the New Year celebration on July 1st as January 1st. And because there isn’t really … Continue reading Happy New Year – Spoiler Alert: Tomorrow Won’t Be Different Than Today