If Then were Now

And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from President Barack Obama that all the nation should be taxed. And this taxing was first made when Jindal was governor of Louisiana. So, everyone went to be taxed, each from his own city. And Joseph also went up from Arkansas, out of the…

Good News: God’s Impeccable Timing

Where was Jesus when the wise men arrived? Was he a babe in Bethlehem? Or was he a two-year-old in Nazareth? Believe it or not, this has been the source of much debate. Matthew implies that they saw him in Bethlehem. But there’s a problem: Luke says when they left Bethlehem, they went back Nazareth….

Good News: Christmas Cards

I love Christmas cards. They’re little portraits of the beauty of the season. Gift-wrapped snap-shots of friends and family. I was thinking of this as I re-read the story of that first Christmas. God wove so many beautiful images into that story. There is, of course, Mary the virgin. This fulfills the prophecy of… Isaiah 7:14,…