Archive for December 2014

Why the Baby Jesus matters

In September, my wife lost her mother to liver cancer and Oleta Faye Earles went to be with the LORD. During the days leading up to and after her passing, our family received an outpouring of love in cards, e-mails, Facebook posts and the like. In all the beautiful correspondence, Marla and I noticed that there…

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Season of Thankfulness

My wife Marla teaches at a local Christian School and every year at this time, staff members gather together all the coats, sweaters, shoes, shirts and hats from lost and found. The small mountain of goods belies the world of cavalier materialism that has been created unintentionally. Throughout the course of the year, children toss their shoes, backpacks and clothes in corners, leave…

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