Archive for December, 2007

December 18, 2007

Q&A – Christmas

Can you believe that Christmas is less than a week away?  Often during this time of year, we get questions about the origins of Chirstmas, and if it is ok for believers to celebrate it.  Here is one of those questions…

Q:    Why do we celebrate Christmas on December 25?  From my research I believe that the Bible says that Jesus was born in the fall of the year.  As a Christian is it ok to celebrate a holiday that was not celebrated in scripture?

A:     There is a great list of questions and answers about Christmas at www.gotquestions.org

Here is an article from www.carm.org that will help answer your questions and explain the origins of Christmas and why we as believers celebrate it freely…

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December 9, 2007

Running the Race!

Yesterday, Suzanne and I ran the half-marathon at Kiawah together. It was her first long distance race. I am so proud of her! She has been training hard since this summer for the race and was so excited about running this weekend. I am proud that she finished the race, but I was amazed at her determination yesterday also. She hurt her knee during the race at mile 2 and continued to run through the pain and finish the 13.1 miles (She is a lot tougher than I am). It was a great experience and a great weekend together.

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Another highlight of the weekend was getting to hang out with our good friends Mark and Inez Greenway. Mark ran the race yesterday too. Here is a picture of all of us after the race.

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December 5, 2007

Are you a disciple?

Most people in Christian circles would define a disciple as…

Disciple – A follower of Jesus Christ.

Is that a biblical definition?

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December 4, 2007

Integrity – Part 4

Reality is always your friend.  We must be in touch with the way things are before we try to change things to where we want them to be.  We must seek to find out what reality is and then we will know the truth.  Do you know what the reality is about your integrity?  It takes choosing to be real and looking at ourselves and our failures/flaws objectively.  It takes having people in our lives that will speak truth to us.

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