Every Advent, our church in Pittsburgh held an outreach for the children and families in the city to explain the real meaning of Christmas. Up to 7,000 children and adults came each year during the four days we called “The Joy of Sharing Christmas.” Tour guides led groups of 25-35 through a series of rooms … Continue reading “Look at Baby Jesus. He’s Just Like Us!”
The Story of Big Blue Suitcases take a beating when traveling, especially by plane. So I decided the best way to handle luggage challenges was to buy a large, outlandish colored, soft side d bag. Voila! I found one, tough as alligator skin, available at the luggage store. But just before I bought it, my … Continue reading “Traveling by Air? Part II The Big Blue!”
If you gave a bit more of your time, effort, or money to God, did you think that maybe He would cut you some slack? Well, let me share a story about why we do not earn His favor by being good. But we can never out give Him either. While serving as chaplain on … Continue reading You Can’t Out-give God
During lunch at the home of a dentist and his family in Londrina, Brazil, I learned that my afternoon had already been planned. I was to preach in an industrial area of the city where their downtown Presbyterian Church had purchased a large warehouse, now “converted” into a worship and evangelism center. Their goal was … Continue reading Does God Speak Through Dreams Today?