Finding Places of Freedom in 2016

Freedom.  We all want it and all seek it.  It is something that many of us have but is often taken for granted.  The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines freedom as the quality or state of being free, the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action.  Many may interpret this definition of freedom as being free […]

The Gift of Prayer: A Christmas Prayer

Christmas is one of the most wonderful times of the year.  There is shopping, gift giving, Christmas cards, cookies and manger scenes!  What we do at Christmas actually follows along with what they did 2,000 years ago when baby Jesus was born. We have been doing a series on gifts we give and receive.  The […]

The Best Christmas Gifts Ever!

Tis the Season…… Everyone is getting ready for Holidays.  Preparing baked goodies, getting ready for parties and buying Christmas gifts!  It takes a lot of time, preparation and planning to find the perfect gift for that someone special. Have you ever received a gift so perfect you remember the joy and excitement you felt when you […]

The Christmas Story: 3 Acts and Gifts of Kindness

What do you think of when you think about Christmas?  If you could pick one word that describes Christmas what would it be?  When I think of Christmas I think about kindness.  It is such a perfect time of year for not only celebrating the birth of Jesus but giving kindness to others.   Christmas […]

How to Fight the Right Fight Through Your Prayers (A Lesson I learned from the Karate Kid (Part 2)

Last week I shared 3 Valuable Lessons I learned from the Karate Kid.  I think we have all seen the movie The Karate Kid from 1984.  Remember the scene when Mr. Miyagi was teaching Daniel son how to wax the cars, wax on, wax off?  Daniel son did not know at the time that he […]

3 Valuable Lessons I learned from the Karate Kid (Part 1)

The Karate kid is one those classic movies everyone remembers, where people recite lines and recap those classic scenes.  Despite being one of the most popular movies ever made, there are some valuable lessons to be learned from it, that have nothing to do with Karate.   After Daniel was ganged up on by 5 […]