• At the end of each year, the comedian, Dave Barry, publishes a “Year in Review.” This is a humorous look at the major events of the year around the world. There are highlights and lowlights, but it’s an interesting examination of the year’s events. I look forward to reading it in large part because I know I’ll get a good laugh. 


    Have you ever thought about doing your own personal “Year in Review”?

  • Merry Christmas to each of you reading this newsletter!  As Christians, we have received God’s greatest gift in Jesus!  No other gift you may have opened today will have the eternal value and significance that the salvation of Jesus offers.  Although it is not a Bible verse traditionally read at Christmas, I am always humbled by this verse from 2 Corinthians 8:9 each Christmas season:


    For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.

  • Luke 2:10 records the message of the angel to the shepherds of Bethlehem:  “But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.  Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.”


    Let me make this simple.  Jesus came to cause joy.