He IS Not Ashamed to Call You Brethren!

“You can pick your friends, but you’re stuck with your relatives.” That’s an old saying around these parts and it reflects a reality that sometimes your family can embarrass you. Truth be told I actually try to embarrass my daughters when we are in public. I’ll dance or sing out loud and my oldest will say, “Daddy, stop. You’re embarrassing me!” Mission accomplished! But seriously, there is something to be said about…

A New Year Without Fear!

Christ is born! Fear is an emotion that has both a psychological and physical response. When I am afraid, my knees knock; my hands sweat; my mind races; and my heart beats faster, all in response to fear! Funny how my body reacts the same way to being in love! I’m just teasing. But, seriously, fear motivates so many of our actions and reactions. I know people who spend their whole lives…