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heart to care

On Thanksgiving week this year, God gave me both a blessing and a reminder. The blessing – God gave my wife and I something for which to be really thankful: our fourth child. Little number 4 was healthy and beautiful, and my wife and I were so happy to welcome him into the family. He was born on the Tuesday of that week, which meant we would spend the holiday in the hospital for recovery. The reminder – it was that there are a lot of people who have to work day or night, weekend or not, holiday or not to keep life going for the rest of us. Full Story »

Working and Worshipping

How precious are the holidays! Christmas especially is the day that we learn to cherish as children. At first we think about Santa Claus coming to bring us lots of presents, but as we mature, we learn that Christmas is the most honored day of the year since it is the birthday of Christ. We know that our Savior was born to a virgin and grew to give His life on a cross so that we could all spend eternity with God. Full Story »

Police

When God stirred our hearts to focus more time and effort on caring for the police officers in our community, never did I think that so much would happen so quickly. Full Story »

gift

When it comes to celebrating Christmas, most people or families have some sort of tradition they enjoy that is unique to them. It may be a certain menu or a specific time of sharing gifts or an annual Christmas Eve service observance. At the same time for those of us who are followers of Christ, there should some common themes that are a part of our Christmas. Here are two that I encourage you to put into practice this Christmas season. Full Story »