Kids know all about Baby Jesus’ birthday and the presents he got. But some of the other details of the story get fuzzy. Enjoy three short videos featuring Tennison’s children as they act out the nativity story, read scripture and tell what happened long… Continue Reading “Christmas eve”
George Bailey has so many problems he is thinking about ending it all – and it’s Christmas! As George is about to jump from a bridge, he ends up rescuing his guardian angel, Clarence. Clarence then shows George what his town would have looked… Continue Reading “It’s a wonderful life”
Don’t let the Grinches in your life steal your Christmas joy. Surprise them with a healthy dose of grace and maybe their hearts will grow!
Clark wants everything to go perfectly at Christmas. We all do. But that’s not how 2020 has gone. Most of us see our plans are a wreck and feel overwhelmed by what is happening around us. That’s when we turn toward God with our… Continue Reading “Christmas Vacation”
Every human has times of feeling alone and unloved. This pandemic year has magnified that feeling for a lot of us. Sometimes we may even doubt God’s love. The best way we can ensure we aren’t lonely is by focusing on making sure that… Continue Reading “Home alone”
How will you get your stamp of God’s approval — your Christian merit badge? Tithing, volunteering and good behavior aren’t enough. Showing unconditional love is the risk we must take to be the church in the world.
Even a beautiful plant can be a noxious, invasive weed. When we see them, we want to pull them up. But Jesus taught a confusing parable saying to leave the weeds mixed in with the wheat in the field. Why would anyone do that?
We all need God’s grace. When we loosen our grip on self-confidence, self-importance and self-righteousness our hands are open to reach humbly toward God.
God is in the business of making all things new. Even when life is in ruins, you can trust His promise that beauty will come from the ashes.
You don’t have to hide in the rocks like Moses did to see God. In fact, you don’t have to look for God because He’s not far away. God is always near.