Gene Power

Okay, here’s the scoop: I’m sitting in my in-laws home in Michigan watching our kids and their cousins, and I’d swear we were the parents of five kids not four. What do I mean? Simply this – my brother-in-laws son Micah could pass for our … Read More

It’s Level at the Manger

One of my favorite symbolic lessons in the Nativity is who was there: both wise men and shepherds. Sure, they came at different times and to different places, but they still came. And both were accepted and welcomed! People from the two ends of the … Read More

What’s Happening to CHRISTmas?!?

Not sure who wrote this, but found it quite interesting. Enjoy! Twas the month before Christmas when all through our land, Not a Christian was praying nor taking a stand. See the PC Police had taken away the reason for Christmas – no one could … Read More

The Power of a Letter

A few days ago as we were “hubbing” around the kitchen island (that’s the word I use to describe our family when we’re all hanging out in the central hub of our home – our kitchen!), the mail came. We’re like most families — we … Read More

Just Imagine (Part 2)

Thanks, everyone, for the comments and questions. Regardless of what you think of my (or others’) opinion(s), I encourage you to develop your own biblical reasoning. Don’t just follow the latest author or current trend. Like it or not, this is an area of freedom, … Read More

Just Imagine (Oops, you can’t these days)

It happens every year. Christmas arrives, and suddenly Christians lose their imagination. Well, not all of us. But there is a segment of believers who seem to think any kind of holiday “magic” is unbiblical and bad for kids. You know, Santa, reindeer, the North … Read More

Please Big Brother Santa? (You Bloated Hypocrite)

It was one of the most blatant cases of hypocrisy I’ve seen, and I have to admit I was amazed at how calmly the carmakers handled it. I was catching up on the news this morning and saw a brief exchange between Sen. Shelby (AL) … Read More

The Crippling Cost of Fear

Anytime we give in to fear and say ‘no’ to a step of faith, there’s a price to pay; fear always costs us something. In fact, we end up regretting our choice later. Truly, regret is a close relative of fear, and together they have … Read More

I Want to See Christmas Again

Christmas is one of the radically “never-thought-it-could-happen” works of God. Think about it – a virgin is pregnant, a stable becomes a birthing room, a gazillion angels sing in the sky, and government officials actually seek out the child who is the Christ! And that’s … Read More

A Turkey of a Scrooge

It’s crazy how gratefully giving we act on Thanksgiving, only to turn around and behave so grabbingly gluttonous on the following day. Yeah, Black Friday can abruptly turn a Turkey into something really anti-Thanksgiving – a Scrooge! Crazy, ain’t it? One day we’re all into … Read More