The Light of Hope

Many of us think of the Christmas season as a hopeful time of year. Whether it’s our hope for certain gifts, our hope to see loved ones, or our hope that it snows (or doesn’t!) – Christmas is filled with hope! And it’s right that it is, for one of the many gifts God sent…

Outright Obedience

There are many ideas about what makes for a successful, satisfying life. In the parable of two houses, Jesus weighs in with a surprising answer. According to Jesus, the key to a successful, satisfying life isn’t personal happiness or achievement or family or any of a thousand other things we might suggest. According to Jesus,…

Refreshing Repentance

Zacchaeus was much more than the “wee little man” of the children’s Sunday School song. He was a prosperous businessman who had reached the pinnacle of his career. And yet, Zacchaeus wasn’t satisfied. The emptiness gnawed at him and left him asking, “Is this all there is?” Then one day, Jesus came to town. In…