Why Jesus’s Temptations Matter to Us

For those unfamiliar, the Christian season of Lent started last Wednesday.  It’s a 40-day period (46 days, not counting 6 Sundays) to commemorate the 40-day fast that Jesus undertook in the desert before beginning His ministry.  At the end of His fasting – when He was at His weakest, by the way – the devil … Continue reading Why Jesus’s Temptations Matter to Us

Jesus’s Lineage – My FAVORITE Christmas Story. For real.

Yeah, I know everyone pretty much glosses over the “Jehoshaphat the father of Jehoram, Jehoram the father of Uzziah" stuff and so on. And why not, right? I mean, it’s pretty much like reading through an Old Testament phone book. BUT, when it comes to Jesus’s lineage, there’s actually a really awesome story in there. … Continue reading Jesus’s Lineage – My FAVORITE Christmas Story. For real.

Getting Ready for Christmas

Someone please correct me if I’m wrong, but from my best recollection, on the official secular calendar, the Christmas-preparation mindset actually begins when the last Thanksgiving guest has left and the last piece of Tupperware clicks shut on the leftovers, right? (Why wait until the unconscionably-early Black Friday deals?) Once the refrigerator and dishwasher doors … Continue reading Getting Ready for Christmas